SAJP: Aims and Scope

 

South African Journal of Psychology

2014 Impact Factor: 0.473
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Aims and Scope

The South African Journal of Psychology (SAJP) is the official journal of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). The SAJP publishes peer-reviewed contributions in English from all fields of psychology. Whilst the emphasis is on empirical research, the journal also accepts theoretical and methodological papers, review articles, book reviews, and comments on articles published in the journal. Priority is given to articles relevant to Africa and that address psychological issues of social change and development.  When submitting an article to the SAJP it takes, on average, 43 days from submission to first decision, although this is dependent on reviewer availability. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). With the support of its publisher SAGE Publications (UK), the SAJP has migrated to an online manuscript submission and management system, using the ScholarOne programme. SAJP is abstracted in all of the major indexing services including the Thomson Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) index (Thomson Reuters, 2015). It draws scholarly works from both the national and international arena, and the blinded review process ensures high quality publications. Another progressive new development for the SAJP is the Online First publishing feature. This brings the SAJP in line with all of the major international journals in ensuring that accepted manuscripts are published online once accepted, each with a digital object identifier (doi). In order to encourage scholarly writing, the SAJP and PsySSA have facilitated a number of publishing workshops fore merging scholars. The Journal offers quarterly Continuing Professional Development opportunities to PsySSA members at no extra cost.

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