DOAJ Status of SA Open Access Journals

Dear Editors of SA Open Access Journals

Thank you to all who have applied for scholarly journals to be included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). We hope for this list to become one of the first starting points when authors look for an open access journal to publish in, or for readers to find information in, or for funders to provide funding for research published in scholarly journals.

Following investigation, we found that only 68 South African scholarly journals are currently in the DOAJ system, at various stages. 36 of the 68 have already been approved and listed. This is a small portion compared to the 154 SA scholarly journal titles that are available as Open Access. A journal is regarded as Open Access when the full text can be accessed without having to pay or to register, with the articles submitted peer-reviewed before publication. There are also many other criteria these journals need to adhere to before being included.

Below the list of journals already included in the DOAJ. You are most welcome to continue to apply for inclusion if you haven’t done so yet. Contact us anytime should you need assistance with the process.

 

Journals in DOAJ System Accepted before March 2014 (need to reapply) Accepted after March 2014 (adheres to the recent DOAJ criteria) DOAJ Seal (adheres to additional criteria) Completed (waiting for final decision by DOAJ main editor) In Progress (still being evaluated)
Acta Commercii   x x    
African East-Asian Affairs x     x  
African Evaluation Journal   x x    
African Invertebrates       x  
African Journal of Business Ethics   x      
African Journal of Disability   x x    
African Journal of Health Professions Education   x      
African Journal of Laboratory Medicine   x x    
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine   x x    
African Population Studies x     x  
African Vision & Eye Health   x x    
Akroterion x       x
Bothalia   x      
Clean Air Journal       x  
Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning   x      
Curationis x     x  
Education as Change   x      
Health SA x        
HTS Theological Studies x     x  
In die Skriflig x     x  
Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology x        
Jamba   x x    
Journal of Student Affairs in Africa   x      
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association   x x    
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management   x x    
Koedoe x     x  
Koers x       x
Law, Democracy & Development x     x  
Lexikos x     x  
Literator   x      
Missionalia   x      
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif x     x  
Old Testament Essays   x      
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research   x x    
Orion   x      
Per Linguam x       x
Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal   x      
Pythagoras   x x    
Reading & Writing   x x    
Review of Science, Mathematics & ICT Education         x
SA Heart Journal x       x
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology   x x    
Scientia Militaria x     x  
Scriptura x       x
South African Computer Journal   x      
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law   x      
South African Journal of Chemistry   x      
South African Journal of Childe Health         x
South African Journal of Communication Disorders   x x    
South African Journal of Critical Care       x  
South African Journal of Education       x  
South African Journal of Human Resource Management x     x  
South African Journal of Industrial Engineering x     x  
South African Journal of Information Management x     x  
South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science x     x  
South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology         x
South African Journal of Physiotherapy   x x    
South African Journal of Radiology   x x    
South African Journal of Science x     x  
South African Journal of Science & Technology   x x    
South African Journal of Sports Medicine   x      
South African Medical Journal       x  
Southern African Business Review x       x
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine   x x    
Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics   x      
Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus   x      
Verbum et Ecclesia   x x    
Water SA x     x  

 

 

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