ISSN 0375-1589 printed version
ISSN 2221-4062 online version



Basic Information

The South African Journal of Animal Science, published by the South African Society of Animal Science (previously the South African Society of Animal Production), is a peer–reviewed, open access journal that welcomes submissions from scientists from all regions of the world on all matters germane to the science of animal production, dealing with livestock species as well as pertinent aspects of research on aquatic and wildlife species. The main disciplines covered are nutrition, genetics, physiology and production aspects of animal products. Papers dealing with sociological aspects of well–defined livestock production systems are also invited, providing they are scientific by nature and have been carried out in a systematic way.

One volume will be published per year, consisting of at least six issues, published at approximately 2 month intervals. Articles will be published as soon as they are ready.

The South African Journal of Animal Science is ISI Rated (Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science Impact factor) with a 2016/2017 Impact factor of 0.678 (Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2017).

Copyright resides with the authors in terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 South African Licence. The average turnaround time for article consolidation is 39 days, the average overall journal rejection rate is 50%, and 70% of this is desk–rejection.

The abbreviated key title of the journal is S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci..


Indexing Sources

  • Biological Sciences
  • Agricola
  • Web of Science



Copyright queries can be referred to the South African Society for Animal Science via the editor–in–chief of the journal.

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



The publication receives financial support from:

  • South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS)
  • Assistance is provided by the Department of Animal & Wildlife Sciences, University of Pretoria.

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