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



Scope and policy

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. SAJEMS 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.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

All submissions are to be written in English.  Authors need to upload their anonymous manuscript with an abstract of no than 135 words as well as the relevant JEL Classification System classification number and keywords. The author(s), their institutional affiliations, and the contact details of the corresponding author should be entered when registering on the website.

Submission of a manuscript confirms that the research was conducted by the listed author(s), and is not under consideration at any other journal.  SAJEMS condones neither plagiarism nor the infringement of copyright.

Publication fee
No submission fee is charged.

Please note that entering a submission into our peer-review process does NOT guarantee that the submission will be accepted.

If the submission is accepted for publication after review, the author(s) are to pay the appropriate publication fees, depending on the length of the article:
  • Up to 7,000 words
  • R 3,000 (U$ 300)
  • 7,001 to 9,000 words
  • R 4,500 (U$ 450)
  • More than 9,000 words
  • R 6,000 (U$ 600)
    This fee covers the text editing and layout fees. The paper will only be published once of proof of payment has been received. Payment should be made to the following bank account (An official invoice can be issued upon request):

    • University of Pretoria: ABSA Bank Hatfield branch.
    • Account no 2140000038.
    • Sort code 335 545 / SWIFT address ABSAZAJJCPT.
    • Use the following reference details upon payment: A9373-3501 your name and the submission ID.
    SAJEMS also provides a credit card option for payment for which the following information is required:
  • Card Number:
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  • Expiry Date:
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  • Digit Security Code:
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  • Name of Credit Card holder:
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  • Amount:
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    Types of manuscript
    In line with the mission of SAJEMS, the purpose of the journal is to publish economic and management science research, preferably of an interdisciplinary nature, maintaining a focus on the operation, regulation and development of markets in and around Africa, including trading partners.  The following types of papers will be considered for publication: original research, new perspectives on previous research and research notes.  Original research should be empirical, theoretical or experimental and should not exceed 7 000 words including figures, tables, references, and other necessary items.  New perspectives on previous research should also not exceed 7 000 words.  A summary of the literature does not constitute a new perspective on previous research.

    All manuscripts are subjected to a double-blind reviewing process handled by the editorial board.  The review processing time varies by article, but it can take up to a year for a paper to be published.

    Format of manuscript
    Authors of accepted papers are asked to place their article into the journal's format, after which it is text edited by SAJEMS' language consultants.  Edited papers are returned to the author(s) for approval.  We ask authors to submit the accepted text edited version within three days, following which, it is sent to the layout specialist.

    Any thanks, acknowledgements or other considerations should be placed in a final section of the paper. The heading of the section should be "Acknowledgements".

    Endnotes are to be used, and not footnotes.  These should be numbered sequentially and placed immediately following the text of the manuscript.

    Tables should be self-explanatory, i.e., a reader should be able to understand the table without reading the article. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.  Notes immediately following the table should explain any symbols or other useful information to the reader.  The source of the table and any software used should be listed.  Avoid using variable names; but rather short clear descriptions.

    Figures should be self-explanatory and numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.  Notes describing the figure should be included immediately below the figure, and should include the source and software used.

    Equations should be numbered consecutively, and those numbers should appear to the right of the equation.  Theorems, lemmas, corollaries and proofs should also be numbered consecutively; however, we prefer that proofs be relegated to the appendix, in order to maintain the flow of the manuscript.

    Referencing should follow the Harvard referencing system.  For details, please see the formatting example on the SAJEMS website.

    Uploading papers
    When you have signed on, you will see your role as author.  When you click on that you will see the option of uploading a new submission.  Under Journal Section, choose the article  option and click that you accept ALL the conditions or you won't be allowed to go to the next step.  Then press save and continue, upload the title and abstract, again press save and continue. Then upload the paper - make sure that you click upload, otherwise it will not be on the web - and finally click save and continue  (as it is unlikely you will have supplementary data files) and finish submission.

    Peer review process

    All manuscripts are subjected to a double-blind reviewing process handled by the editorial board. 


    Manuscripts submission

    Authors are required to upload their papers anonymously online and pay a R400 submission before the paper is sent for review.

    Submission of a manuscript confirms that the research was conducted by the listed author(s), and is not under consideration at any other journal.  SAJEMS condones neither plagiarism nor the infringement of copyright. 


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