The South African Journal of Science – established in 1903 – is now an electronic-only, open-access, multidisciplinary journal published bimonthly by the Academy of Science of South Africa. Its objective is to promote the visibility and impact of South African and African research by publishing high-quality original research from Africa or on African-relevant issues that will be of interest to readers in any discipline and be for the benefit of scholars, educators, the general public and policymakers.
The Journal also provides a forum for discussion of news and developments in research and higher education through non-reviewed content such as commentaries, perspectives and news articles. Peer-reviewed articles comprise reviews, research articles and research letters.
A team of Associate Editors and Associate Editor Mentees, led by the Editor-in-Chief, is responsible for the editorial content covering the following fields: Agriculture & Forestry; Archaeology, Anthropology & Palaeontology; Cell, Molecular & Health Sciences; Chemistry; Earth & Environmental Sciences; Engineering- & Technology; Organismal Biology; Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy; Social Sciences & Education; and Social Sciences & Humanities. A full-time Managing Editor and Online Publishing Systems Administrator provide editorial support and are responsible for publishing the Journal.