Journal of African American Studies

ISSN: 1559-1646 (Print) 1936-4741 (Online)


Journal of African American Studies examines topics concerning social transformations that impact the life chances of continental Africans and the African diaspora. It publishes original research on issues of professional and disciplinary concern for the social progress of people of African descent.

The journal features empirical, methodological, and theoretical papers as well as literary criticism. It covers the full spectrum of this interdisciplinary field, containing diverse methods and perspectives that include anthropology, art, economics, law, literature, management science, political science, psychology, sociology, social policy research, and others.


SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2017:  0.268

68 out of 128 on the Gender Studies list

537 out of 1103 on the Sociology and Political Science list

189 out of 876 on the Culture Studies list

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017:  0.965

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2017: 0.22





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