Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Edited by||Karin Barber, David Pratten|
Africa is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International African Institute. The journal takes an interdisciplinary approach considering the humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences in Africa. Every year there is a special issue based around a specific theme.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the European Reference Index of Research Journals in the Humanities,) and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2009 impact factor of 0.592, ranking it 37th out of 68 journals in the category "Anthropology" and 14th out of 44 in the category Area Studies. By 2011 the figures were an impact factor of 0.604, 11th out of 66 Area Studies journals and 42nd out of 79 journals in the Anthropology category. In 2012 the Impact Factor was 0.855 ranking the journal in the top ten of the Area Studies category. Africa remains the top anthropology/ethnography journal in Area Studies and the 3rd African studies journal in the same category.
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