ISSN 0038-2361 printed version
ISSN 2078-5151 online version



Basic Information

The SAJS is a general surgical journal that carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical practice and other surgical articles and personal opinion, South African health–related news, obituaries, general correspondence, and classified advertisements.

The journal was started in 1962 and its purpose was to cater for the needs of doctors in the surgical disciplines.

The journal is published quarterly, 1 volume comprising 4 issues per annum in April, June, September and December.

Its abbreviated title is S. Afr. j. surg. (Online), which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.


Index Sources

  • Web of Science
  • Pubmed
  • AJOL
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents
  • Science Citation Index Expanded



Financial support from the Association of Surgeons of South Africa



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