ISSN 0038-2353 printed version
ISSN 1996-7489 online version



Basic information

The South African Journal of Science is an English, multidisciplinary science journal published bimonthly by the Academy of Science of South Africa. Since 2001 the Journal is published six times per year.

The Journal was established in 1903 as the proceedings of the annual meetings of the SA Association for the Advancement of Science. The annual volume became a monthly publication in August 1947. Since 1973, the Journal has in turn had a close association with Macmillan Journals in London (the then publisher of Nature), the Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of SA (AS&TS), the Foundation for Education, Science and Technology, and the National Research Foundation.

Its abbreviated title is S. Afr. j. sci., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Indexed in

• Current Contents / Life Sciences and Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences
• Geoarchives
• Geotitles and Hydrotitles

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• Department of Science and Technology, South Africa


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