ISSN 1816-8396 print version
ISSN 2305-7963 online version



Basic information

African Natural History is a new research journal published by Iziko Museums of Cape Town. It replaced The Annals of the South African Museum. The museum houses important African zoology, palaeontology and archaeology collections. The journal will add to the knowledge of natural world and promote its conversation.

The journal focuses on the natural history of Africa including anthropology, archeology, geology, paleontology, entomology, and vertebrate and invertebrate zoology.

The journal is listed in WoS – Science Citation Index Expanded and publishes one issue per annum with 2–4 articles.

The abbreviated key title is Afr. Nat. History (Online).


Index sources

  • Chadwyck-Healey's PIO - Periodicals Index Online
  • Biological Sciences
  • Ecology Abstracts (Online)
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • Water Resources Abstracts (Online)
  • Biological Abstracts (Online)
  • GeoReg
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Web of Science
  • Zoological Record Online
  • VINITI RAN's Referativnyi Zhurnal
  • Wildlife Review Abstracts
  • Animal Behavior Abstracts
  • Entomology Abstracts
  • Index to South African Periodicals
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • Speleological Abstracts



All work published in the journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0)



The journal is sponsored the South African Department of Arts & Culture


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