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.

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. 

We thank all Reviewers who have reviewed manuscripts for the South African Journal of Science: 2021, 2020, 2019, 201820172016201520142013

Number of Reviewers invited in 2021 870
Number of Reviewers completed reviews in 2021 228

Average turnaround times for original manuscripts during peer review in 2021:

Editorial Office 26 days
Associate Editors 43 days
Reviewers 16 days
Average time in review 85 days

Average turnaround times for revised manuscripts during peer review in 2021:

With authors for revisions 30 days
Associate Editors 8 days
Reviewers 10 days
Average time in review 48 days

Total average time in review: 133 days