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South African Journal of Psychiatry (SAJP) joins the AOSIS stable

15 December 2015
AOSIS is pleased to announce that the South African Journal of Psychiatry (SAJP), the official journal of the South African Society of Psychiatrists, has joined our stable of journals. 

The SAJP is the leading psychiatric journal in Africa, publishing continuously on-line followed by printed issues. It provides open-access scholarly reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and all with an interest in mental health. It carries empirical and conceptual research articles, reviews, editorials, and scientific letters related to psychiatry. It publishes work from various places in the world, and makes special provision for the interests of Africa. It seeks to serve its readership and researchers with the most topical content in psychiatry for clinical practice and academic pursuits, including work in the subspecialty areas of psychiatry.

Editor-in-Chief of SAJP is C.W. (Werdie) van Staden of the University of Pretoria, and the Deputy Editors are Liezl Koen and Soraya Seedat of the University of Stellenbosch and Bernard B. Janse van Rensburg of the University of the Witwatersrand. Archives from 2002 are available to read online on the journal website at

SAJP meets the criteria of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) (see List of approved South African journals as maintained by the DoHET). It is therefore accredited and approved by the DoHET for its inclusion in the subsidy system for being a research publication for South Africa. 

The journal is indexed in databases that include Thompson Reuters (ISI Web of Science), the Science Citation Index as well as the Expanded Index, Scopus, Scielo SA and Google Scholar. Its Thompson Reuters Impact Factor is 0.521 (2014) and it carries ISSN numbers 1608-9685 (print) and 2078-6786 (online).    

Submit your next manuscript to SAJP online at Submissions in English (full article) will be considered for publication.

Call upon authors who made submissions to SAJP between July 2015 and November 2015
Authors who made submissions to SAJP between July and November 2015, and whose submissions do not reflect on the new website ( are requested to contact the editor at please.