Skip to main content

Politics and International Relations (PIR): News


Sara Dorman's "African Affairs" Tops Journal Rankings

Sara Rich Dorman's journal "African Affairs" (co-edited with Rita Abrahamsen) is now the top-ranked Africanist journal as measured by impact factor.

The latest (2008) Journal Citation Reports show African Affairs' impact factor to be 1.264, placing it second overall within Area Studies and above all other Africanist journals.

The impact factor is a ratio of citations to articles published, and it shows the average number of times recent articles in African Affairs were cited within the relevant year (2008).

For more information about the journal, see

Edinburgh Students