Sources of Support

The journal is owned by the South African Chemical Society ( and they currently fund the journal.

Peer Review

The Editor-in-chief scan all submissions to ensure the submission adheres to the instructions to authors. All papers are scanned for plagiarism (Turnitin) according to the plagiarism policy. Papers that are clear will then be assigned to one of the Science editors (members of the editorial board). Science editors make a decision on the paper and can recommend earlyrejection, with provision of reasons. Submissions are sent to referees (blind) who provide a referee report. We expect two quality reports to make a decision. Rejection by one referee lead to Rejection of the paper. Major changes by one referee leads to resubmission and those manuscript are sent back to all referees for subsequent examination. Science editors make the final decision about acceptance based on at least two positive referee reports.

Open Access Policy

SAJChem applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to manuscripts we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Publication Scheduling

Published Annually


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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1996-840X
print ISSN: 0379-4350