The South African Journal of Science is committed to publishing high-quality content in a timeous fashion. We value the contributions made by Reviewers in the peer-review process that assist us in achieving this goal.
If you would like to be added to our Reviewer database, please follow these steps.
Reviewers perform a valuable service to the academic community. If you have accepted an invitation to review, we thank you in advance for agreeing to review a manuscript. By agreeing to review a manuscript, you also accept certain responsibilities and we trust that you will find the Guidelines for Reviewers helpful in this regard. Please let us know if you have any disability accommodation requirements; Reviewers can indicate accommodation requirements to the editorial team directly or to the Associate Editor in response to an invitation to review.
The South African Journal of Science encourages peer review mentoring. If you are an experienced researcher and peer reviewer who is interested in mentoring, or an early career researcher interested in being mentored, please see our Peer Review Mentoring guidelines.
To recognise the vital contribution of our Reviewers, the Journal participates in ReviewerCredits. It is integrated with our online peer review system, so Reviewers who participate in ReviewerCredits can automatically register reviews that they have submitted to the Journal for trusted certification and recognition. If you do not yet participate, you can sign up as a Reviewer at https://www.reviewercredits.com/reviewer-signup/
|Reviewers invited in 2022||840|
|Reviewers who completed reviews in 2022||243|
Average turnaround times for original manuscripts during peer review in 2022:
|Editorial Office||40 days|
|Associate Editors||46 days|
|Average time in review||100 days|
With authors for revisions 48 days
Average turnaround times for revised manuscripts during peer review in 2022:
|Associate Editors||29 days|
|Average time in review||42 days|
Total average time in review in 2022: 142 days