The World ranking of Communication Journals in 2019 shows that African Journalism Studies (AJS) is the number one ranked communication journal in the continent. Though the journal is published in the United Kingdom, it is clinching the number one spot as the highest ranking journal focusing on communication research in Africa. The ranking is done by Scopus, one of the leading indexing and ranking platforms in the world. The AJS is ranked number 164 in the world, and that is the first appearance for any African journal or any journal focusing on communication research in Africa. It is followed at the number two spot by Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) which was ranked a distant 233 in the world. These are the only two journals focusing on communication research in Africa that made the top 400 Communication Journals in the world based on Scopus ranking.
African Journalism Studies which is ranked as number 164 in the world and number one in Africa is a Quartile 2 (Q2) journal. This shows it is very highly regarded and recognized in the world with prestige among scholars. Journal of African Media Studies ranked at 233 in the world and number two in Africa is a Q3 journal in the world. This is also a position of very high reckoning in the academic sphere.
About African Journalism Studies
African Journalism Studies (AJS), formerly Equid Novi, Africa’s number one ranked journal recognized worldwide for ground0breaking research on journalism in the continent. It is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training for university research purposes. The journal subscribes to the Code of Best Practice for Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journals of the Academy of Science of South Africa. Its primary aim is to contribute to the ongoing extension of the theories, methodologies and empirical data to under-researched areas of knowledge production, through its emphasis on African journalism studies within a broader, comparative perspective of the Global South. AJS strives for theoretical diversity and methodological inclusivity, by developing theoretical approaches and making critical interventions in global scholarly debates. The journal’s comparative and interdisciplinary approach is informed by the related fields of cultural and media studies, communication studies, African studies, politics, and sociology. Scholars from across the continent and beyond have published works in this journal vastly cited across the globe.