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Impact Factor Articles

African Affairs is the top-ranked African studies journal as measured by the 2015 Impact Factor. African Affairs ' Impact Factor is 1.904 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016), placing it first within Area Studies and above all other African studies journals. African Affairs is also ranked in the field of political science, with a ranking of 23 out of 163 journals.

The 2015 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 (2015).

To celebrate the Impact Factor, we are granting free access to five highly cited articles from the journal. These articles are just a sample of the impressive collection of research published in the journal.

Briefing: Ebola–myths, realities, and structural violence 
Annie Wilkinson and Melissa Leach 
Volume 114, Issue 454

Clemence Pinaud
Volume 113, Issue 451 
Julie Van Damme, An Ansoms and Philippe V. Baret
Volume 113, Issue 451 
Alex de Waal
Volume 113, Issue 452 
Douglas H. Johnson
Volume 113, Issue 451


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