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Research in African Literatures

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Literature and Literary Theory
PublisherIndiana University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00345210, 15272044
Scope Founded in 1970, Research in African Literatures is the premier journal of African literary studies worldwide and provides a forum in English for research on the oral and written literatures of Africa, as well as information on African publishing, announcements of importance to Africanists, and notes and queries of literary interest. Reviews of current scholarly books are included in every issue, often presented as review essays, and a forum offers readers the opportunity to respond to issues raised in articles and book reviews.


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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.

Literature and Literary Theory2003Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2004Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2005Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2006Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2007Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2008Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2009Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2011Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.296
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.496
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.208
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20088
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20104
Self Cites201111
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20149
Self Cites20154
Self Cites201612
Self Cites20172
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20033
Total Cites20048
Total Cites200519
Total Cites200615
Total Cites200737
Total Cites200839
Total Cites200929
Total Cites201062
Total Cites201163
Total Cites201242
Total Cites201360
Total Cites201470
Total Cites201539
Total Cites201643
Total Cites201736
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 document20020
External Cites per document20030.067
External Cites per document20040.077
External Cites per document20050.127
External Cites per document20060.125
External Cites per document20070.286
External Cites per document20080.205
External Cites per document20090.166
External Cites per document20100.369
External Cites per document20110.388
External Cites per document20120.302
External Cites per document20130.438
External Cites per document20140.496
External Cites per document20150.285
External Cites per document20160.254
External Cites per document20170.291
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.067
Cites per document20040.103
Cites per document20050.173
Cites per document20060.144
Cites per document20070.311
Cites per document20080.258
Cites per document20090.185
Cites per document20100.395
Cites per document20110.470
Cites per document20120.326
Cites per document20130.496
Cites per document20140.569
Cites per document20150.317
Cites per document20160.352
Cites per document20170.308
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20177
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200345
Citable documents200478
Citable documents2005110
Citable documents2006104
Citable documents2007119
Citable documents2008151
Citable documents2009157
Citable documents2010157
Citable documents2011134
Citable documents2012129
Citable documents2013121
Citable documents2014123
Citable documents2015123
Citable documents2016122
Citable documents2017117
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200474
Uncited documents2005100
Uncited documents200699
Uncited documents200794
Uncited documents2008126
Uncited documents2009136
Uncited documents2010117
Uncited documents201196
Uncited documents2012121
Uncited documents2013100
Uncited documents201495
Uncited documents201598
Uncited documents201699
Uncited documents201793
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20033
Cited documents20048
Cited documents200517
Cited documents200612
Cited documents200731
Cited documents200830
Cited documents200923
Cited documents201045
Cited documents201144
Cited documents201230
Cited documents201341
Cited documents201445
Cited documents201530
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201731
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