ISSN 1025-9848 printed version
ISSN 2071-9736 online version



Basic information

Health SA Gesondheid – Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences is an open access, peer–reviewed interdisciplinary and interprofessional scholarly journal that aims to promote communication, collaboration and teamwork between professions and disciplines within the health sciences to address problems that cross and affect disciplinary boundaries.

The journal is the only English and Afrikaans journal that publishes original articles on issues related to public health, including implications for practical applications and service delivery that are of concern and relevance to Africa and other developing countries. It facilitates the gathering and critical testing of insights and viewpoints on knowledge from different disciplines involved in health service delivery.

The journal offers the breadth of outlook required to promote health science education, research and professional practice.

Unique features distinguishing this journal:

Health SA Gesondheid – Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences explores issues and posits solutions to current challenges existing in health care from an interdisciplinary perspective within Africa and other developing countries, including but not limited to:

  • improvement of health safety and service delivery
  • management and measurement of health services
  • evaluation and assessment of health care needs
  • prevention of ill health and health–affecting behaviours
  • promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • health security, economics, policy and regulations.

The journal has a strong regional focus (South Africa) with abstracts published in English and Afrikaans. It offers a nurturing environment for young and novice researchers to showcase their work whilst upholding the standards of health science education, research and professional practice.

Health SA Gesondheid with its interdisciplinary scope attracts interest from a wide audience of scientists and health professionals working in the areas of health care management, health care economics, policy making, nursing, psychology, sociology, ethics and education.

The journal publishes one issue a year and articles are published on a rolling pass basis.

Its abbreviated key title is Health SA Gesondheid (Online).

Submissions in English (full article) and Afrikaans (full article) will be accepted.


Index sources

  • Sabinet
  • African Journals Online
  • African Index Medicus
  • Open J–Gate
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • ProQuest
  • Google Scholar
  • Elsevier SJR Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Host
  • AOSIS OpenJournals Harvester



Ownership of copyright of the manuscript contents remains with the authors. The authors retain the non–exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article, provided attribution is given to Health SA Gesondheid and detail of original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors’ or their institutions’ websites or institutional repositories.

All work published is licensed under a Attribution–NonCommercial–NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY–NC–ND 4.0)


Peer review

All manuscripts undergo a double–blinded review process.


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Health SA Gesondheid
PO Box 524, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, ZA, 2006
Tel: +27 21 975 2602