African Affairs

African Affairs  
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DisciplineAfrican studies, Political science, International Relations, Sociology
LanguageEnglish
Publication details
Former name(s)
Journal of the African Society
Journal of the Royal African Society
History1901–present
Publisher
Oxford University Press (United Kingdom)
FrequencyQuarterly
2.188 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Afr. Aff.
Indexing
ISSN0001-9909 (print)
1468-2621 (web)
LCCN2002-227380
JSTOR00019909
OCLC no.51206437
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African Affairs is a peer-reviewed academic journal published quarterly by Oxford University Press on behalf of the London-based Royal African Society. The journal covers any Africa-related topic: political, social, economic, environmental and historical. Each issue also includes a section of book reviews.

It is the No 1. ranked journal in African Studies and the No 1. ranked journal in Area Studies. The journal is also ranked within political science.

It was established as the Journal of the African Society in 1901, and was published as the Journal of the Royal African Society from 1936 until it obtained its current name in 1944.

HistoryEdit

The journal was established in 1901 as the Journal of the African Society and was published as the Journal of the Royal African Society (ISSN 0368-4016) from 1936 to 1944. In 1944, the journal obtained its current name.[citation needed]

The journal offers an African Author prize, which is awarded for the best article published in the journal by an author based in an African institution, or an African Ph.D student based in an overseas university.[1]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 2.188, ranking it 44th out of 176 journals in the category "Political Science".[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Author prize | African Affairs | Oxford Academic".
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2019.

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