SAJS in 2020 in numbers
In 2020, 550 manuscripts were submitted to the South African Journal of Science, of which 420 were desk rejected and 130 were peer reviewed. A total of 660 peer reviewers were invited to review, with only 250 completing reviews; an average of 5 reviewers were approached for each submission. In total, 65 peer-reviewed articles and 90 non-reviewed articles were published. The published articles were distributed across multiple disciplines – with most falling within the biological, archaeological, agricultural and environmental sciences – and contributed to 12 of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDGs 13 and 14, Climate Action and Life Below Water.