Journal Information

  • ISSN
  • Focus and scope
  • Publication frequency
  • JEL classification number(s)
  • Types of articles published
  • Open access
  • Review process
  • Affiliation
  • Review process
  • Historic data
  • Marketing
  • Membership

Overview

ISSN

2222-3436 (ONLINE)
1015-8812 (PRINT)

Focus and scope

SAJEMS (South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences) is a leading South African-based publication for interdisciplinary research in the economic and management sciences. The journal publishes and disseminates high-quality academic articles that contribute to the better understanding of the interaction between economic, environmental and social perspectives as applicable to the broader management sciences in an African environment.

The editorial board therefore invites authors to submit their research from areas such as economics, finance, accounting, human capital, marketing and other related disciplines that break down common intellectual silos and prepares a new path for debate on the operation and development of sustainable markets and organisations as relevant to the broader African context.

Publication frequency

The journal publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification number(s)

The journal applies the "JEL" classification system, a standard method of classifying scholarly literature in the field of economics. When submitting your manuscript please have your Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification number(s) at hand. Refer to http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php for more information on the JEL classification system.

Types of articles published

The following types of articles are accepted by the journal:

  • Original research: An original article provides an overview of innovative research in a particular field within or related to the focus and scope of the journal, presented according to a clear and well-structured format. (7000 words of approximately 25 pages including figures, tables, reference and other necessary items).

  • New perspectives on previous research: A summary of the literature is not considered as constituting a new perspective on previous research. (7000 words of approximately 25 pages including figures, tables, reference and other necessary items).

  • Research notes: These should focus on a controversy in the literature, present a new empirical finding, or discuss the policy implications of recently gained insight. (7000 words of approximately 25 pages including figures, tables, reference and other necessary items).

See more specifications on our submission guidelines page.

Open access

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. Learn more about the journal copyright, licensing and publishing rights.

Review process

The journal has a double-blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor-in-Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. Read our full peer review process.

Affiliation

The journal is published on behalf of the University of Pretoria.

Review process

The journal has a double-blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor-in-Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. Read our full peer review process.

Historic data

The South African Journal of Economic and Managment Sciences/Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe was founded in 1988 as a faculty journal at the University of Pretoria, but has now expanded to be globally representative.

Marketing

AOSIS has a number of ways in which we promote publications. Learn more here.

Membership

AOSIS is a member and/or subscribes to the standards and code of practices of several leading industry organisations. This includes the Directory of Open Access Journals, Ithenticate, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, CrossRef, Portico and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Learn more here.

DHET accreditation

The journal is DHET accredited because it is listed on the following approved indexing services:

  • SciELO SA
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI (previously known as ISI)

Indexing Services

All articles published in the journal are included in:

  • SciELO SA

  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI (previously known as ISI)

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

  • EBSCO Host

  • ProQuest

  • EconLit, the electronic database of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)

  • The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) list

  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning

  • ProQuest

We are working closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in the journal will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Archiving

The full text of the journal articles is deposited in the following archives to guarantee long-term preservation:

  • AOSIS Library
  • South African Government Libraries

AOSIS is also a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from AOSIS and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

The URL to the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest for the journal is: http://www.sajems.org/index.php/sajems/gateway/lockss 
Please inform us if you are using our manifest as we would like to add your name to the list above.

Journal impact

A journal's Impact Factor was originally designed in 1963 as a tool for libraries to compare journals, and identify the most popular ones to subscribe to. It was never intended to measure the quality of journals, and definitely not the quality of individual articles.

The Impact Factor is a journal-level measurement reflecting the yearly average number of citations of recent articles published in that journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factors are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Therefore, the more often articles in the journal are cited, the higher its Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor is highly discipline-dependent due to the speed with which articles get cited in each field and the related citation practices. The percentage of total citations occurring in the first two years after publication varies highly amongst disciplines. Accordingly, one cannot compare journals across disciplines based on their relative Impact Factors.

We provide several citation-based measurements for each of our journals, if available. We caution our authors, readers and researchers that they should assess the quality of the content of individual articles, and not judge the quality of articles by the reputation of the journal in which they are published.

Citation-based measurement

2015

Journal Impact Factor, based on Web of Science (formerly ISI), Clarivate Analytics

n/a

CiteScore, based on Scopus, Elsevier

0,34

Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), based on Scopus, Elsevier

0,55

Scimago Journal Rank (SJR), based on Scopus, Elsevier

0,16

H-index, based on Google Scholar

11,00