ISSN 1994-3032 print version
ISSN 1999-7671 online version



Basic information

The SAJCH is an online, peer–reviewed medical journal devoted to all aspects of health and healthcare of neonates, infants and children, of particular relevance and interest to its southern African readership.
The editorial board encourages research articles from emerging researchers and the publication of research conducted during postgraduate studies (such as the MMed). It carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical practice and other child health articles and personal opinion, South Africa health–related news, obituaries and general correspondence. Review articles are not encouraged.

The journal publishes 4 issues per year, in April, June, September and December. In 2018 a special issue was added focusing on Adolescents in southern Africa.

Its abbreviated title is S. Afr. j. child health., for use in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Index sources

  • DOAJ
  • AIM
  • AJOL
  • Crossref
  • Sabinet
  • SciELO



The South African Journal of Child Health (SAJCH) reserves copyright of the material published.
All work published is licensed under a Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY–NC 4.0)

Material submitted for publication in the SAJCH is accepted provided it has not been published elsewhere.

The SAJCH does not hold itself responsible for statements made by the authors.



Financial support from the South African Medical Association (SAMA)


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