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Afrique Contemporaine

Country Belgium  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Belgium
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Cultural Studies
Political Science and International Relations
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherDe Boeck & Larcier
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1982, 1985, 1987-1988, 1990, 1992-1993, 2004-ongoing
Scope La revue trimestrielle Afrique contemporaine, éditée par l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a pour objet de faire connaître les analyses et les opinions des chercheurs et de divers spécialistes français et étrangers concernés par l’évolution du continent africain dans son ensemble, dans une optique qui est celle de la réalisation du développement durable.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Cultural Studies2004Q2
Cultural Studies2005Q1
Cultural Studies2006Q1
Cultural Studies2007Q2
Cultural Studies2008Q3
Cultural Studies2009Q1
Cultural Studies2010Q2
Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q3
Cultural Studies2013Q2
Cultural Studies2014Q2
Cultural Studies2015Q3
Cultural Studies2016Q2
Cultural Studies2017Q3
Political Science and International Relations2004Q3
Political Science and International Relations2005Q3
Political Science and International Relations2006Q2
Political Science and International Relations2007Q3
Political Science and International Relations2008Q4
Political Science and International Relations2009Q3
Political Science and International Relations2010Q3
Political Science and International Relations2011Q2
Political Science and International Relations2012Q4
Political Science and International Relations2013Q3
Political Science and International Relations2014Q3
Political Science and International Relations2015Q4
Political Science and International Relations2016Q3
Political Science and International Relations2017Q4
Sociology and Political Science2004Q3
Sociology and Political Science2005Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q3
Sociology and Political Science2007Q3
Sociology and Political Science2008Q4
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q3
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q4
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q4
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q4

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.183
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.064
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.157
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.113
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20030
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20054
Self Cites200620
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20080
Self Cites200910
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20150
Self Cites201617
Self Cites20176
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20046
Total Cites20056
Total Cites200627
Total Cites20077
Total Cites200812
Total Cites200926
Total Cites201022
Total Cites201127
Total Cites201224
Total Cites201322
Total Cites201422
Total Cites201513
Total Cites201623
Total Cites201720
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20030
External Cites per document20040.109
External Cites per document20050.021
External Cites per document20060.050
External Cites per document20070.028
External Cites per document20080.087
External Cites per document20090.118
External Cites per document20100.150
External Cites per document20110.160
External Cites per document20120.190
External Cites per document20130.117
External Cites per document20140.110
External Cites per document20150.088
External Cites per document20160.054
External Cites per document20170.110
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.130
Cites per document20050.064
Cites per document20060.194
Cites per document20070.049
Cites per document20080.087
Cites per document20090.191
Cites per document20100.173
Cites per document20110.216
Cites per document20120.190
Cites per document20130.172
Cites per document20140.162
Cites per document20150.088
Cites per document20160.205
Cites per document20170.157
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201018
Non-citable documents201133
Non-citable documents201234
Non-citable documents201348
Non-citable documents201434
Non-citable documents201532
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201715
Citable documents20030
Citable documents200446
Citable documents200594
Citable documents2006139
Citable documents2007142
Citable documents2008138
Citable documents2009136
Citable documents2010127
Citable documents2011125
Citable documents2012126
Citable documents2013128
Citable documents2014136
Citable documents2015148
Citable documents2016112
Citable documents2017127
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20030
Uncited documents200445
Uncited documents200596
Uncited documents2006132
Uncited documents2007145
Uncited documents2008137
Uncited documents2009126
Uncited documents2010125
Uncited documents2011136
Uncited documents2012140
Uncited documents2013159
Uncited documents2014153
Uncited documents2015168
Uncited documents2016103
Uncited documents2017126
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20045
Cited documents20056
Cited documents200619
Cited documents20077
Cited documents200810
Cited documents200919
Cited documents201020
Cited documents201122
Cited documents201220
Cited documents201317
Cited documents201417
Cited documents201512
Cited documents201616
Cited documents201716
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