Association for Dietetics in South Africa, the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the South African Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Sponsoring Organizations

The South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition (SAJCN) is the official joint publication of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the South African Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

The SAJCN also accepts advertisements which comply with the SAJCN’s advertising policy. 

Peer Review

Peer Review Process 
All manuscripts will be subject to blinded peer-review and the decision of the Editor will be final. Articles submitted for consideration by the Editor should not have been published before, either in total or in part, nor be currently submitted to any other publisher. The Editor retains the right to stylise and shorten any material accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited and galley proofs will be sent to the author for approval. 

Opinions expressed in the Journal should not be taken to represent the policies of the SAJCN, the Association of Dietetics in South Africa, the Nutrition Society of South Africa, the South African Soceity of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition or NISC (Pty) Ltd.  

COVID-19 impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we understand that many authors and peer reviewers will be making adjustments to their professional and personal lives. As a result they may have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process. Please let the journal editorial office know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be flexible.

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the Journal’s requirements.

Open Access Policy

The open access policy for this journal is available here:

Publication Scheduling

Four issues are published per year in March, June, September and November.


Article Publishing Charges
To support full Open Access publishing, SAJCN applies an article publishing charge (APC) to articles accepted for publication. 

The standard APC for South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition is:
Authors from Sub-Saharan Africa:  ZAR13 000
Authors from the rest of the world: USD1 500

VAT is added where applicable.The APC is levied upon acceptance of the article and will need to be paid before publication.

Contributions to the journal that are not peer-reviewed, including editorials, guest editorials, case reports, book reviews, and conference reports, will not attract an APC. Authors who do not benefit from institutional or other research support and, as a consequence, are unable to pay the APC may apply to the Editor-in-Chief for a waiver of part or all of the APC.All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication. Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2221-1268
print ISSN: 1607-0658