Journal of African American Studies

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


The 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) 2013


Gender Studies 69 out of 114
Sociology and Political Science 529 out of 902

Culture Studies 164 out of 648

  • 18 Volumes
  • 69 Issues
  • 513 Articles
  • 1 Open Access
  • 1995 - 2014 Available between