ISSN 1021-447X printed version
ISSN 2413-3051 online version



Basic information

The Journal of Energy in Southern Africa is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for university subsidy purposes, offers papers covering the technical, economic, policy, environmental and social aspects of energy research and development carried out in, or relevant to, South Africa. The Journal is the only ISI accredited energy journal in Africa registered with Thomson Reuters.

The purpose of the Journal is to cover the technical, economic, environmental and techno-social aspects of energy research in Southern Africa.

The Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (JESA) was started in November 1990 because energy research was being conducted over a wide front in Southern Africa. It varied from sharply focused and specialist technical research at one end of the spectrum, to multi–disciplinary applied research into appropriate technology at the other. The publication was also set up to satisfy the needs of the energy community at large to get an impression of energy research and the results achieved.

The then National Energy Council (NEC) undertook the financial support for the first two years of the publication. It was hoped that the readership would come from the ranks of decision–makers and researchers from government departments, Eskom, local authorities and oil, gas, coal and renewable energy companies. It was also hoped that the JESA would contribute to a visionary, ethical and responsive energy sector.

The journal publishes 4 issues per annum.

Key abbreviated title: J. energy South. Afr.


Sources for indexing

  • Environment Abstracts
  • Science Citation Index Expanded by Thomson Reuters – Coverage from Volume 19 No. 1.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • INIS Atom Index (Online) (International Nuclear Information System)
  • CABI's Environmental Impact Abstracts
  • CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts
  • ProQuest Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Abstracts


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