ISSN 1015-8812 printed version
ISSN 2222-3436 online version



Basic Information

The South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (SAJEMS) is a leading South African–based publication for interdisciplinary research in the economic and management sciences. The journal publishes and disseminates high–quality academic articles that contribute to the better understanding of the interaction between economic, environmental and social perspectives as applicable to the broader management sciences in an African environment.

The editorial board therefore invites authors to submit their research from areas such as economics, finance, accounting, human capital, marketing and other related disciplines that break down common intellectual silos and prepares a new path for debate on the operation and development of sustainable markets and organisations as relevant to the broader African context.

The journal was started by Prof Geert de Wet, the then head of Department of Economics in 1988 as there was a need for an additional academic journal especially in the area of management. The original title of the journal was Suid–Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe.

The journal publishes one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end–of–year compilation.

The journal's abbreviated key title is: S. Afr. j. econ. manag. sci. (Online)


Indexing Sources

  • SciELO SA
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI (previously known as ISI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO Host
  • ProQuest
  • EconLit, the electronic database of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)
  • The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) list
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • ProQuest



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All manuscripts undergo a double–blinded review process.



The publication receives financial support from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria.


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