Africa (journal)

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 studies in Africa. Every year there is a special issue treating a specific theme.

DisciplineAfrican studies
Edited byKarin Barber, David Pratten
Publication details
History1928–present [1][2]
1.017[2] (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Africa
ISSN0001-9720 (print)
1750-0184 (web)
OCLC no.43039811

Africa is currently edited by Wale Adebanwi, Deborah James and David Pratten.

Abstracting and indexingEdit

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.[3] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Barber, Karin (2008). "Editorial" (PDF). Africa. 78 (3): 327–333. doi:10.3366/E000197200800020X. S2CID 229170017. Retrieved 30 October 2016. In his inaugural editorial in Africa in 1928....
  2. ^ a b c "Africa Journal". IAI. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Web of Science". 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.

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