Policies

Governance Policy

The editor’s position is discussed annually, at the last SASAE Board meeting of the year. Members of the editorial board are not appointed competitively, and are retained as long as they are willing to serve on the board. Members of the editorial board are from inside and outside the country, and they handle peer review of individual manuscripts, as well as give advice on editorial policies/practices. The editorial guidelines have been aligned with the ASSAf National Code of Best Practice.

General Editorial Policy

1. Only original scientific contributions relating to agricultural extension will be considered for publication. By "scientific originality" is meant:

  • Original thought and
  • Responsible scientific reasoning.

2. Conclusions must as far as possible be empirically founded.

3. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of agricultural extension, contributions from other learned disciplines can also be considered for publication on condition that the articles under consideration have sufficient bearing on agricultural extension.

4. Submission of a paper will be taken to imply that the material has not been published previously, and is not being submitted elsewhere.

5. To facilitate the international exchange of knowledge, articles should be written in English.

Article Processing Charges

Before the reviewing of an article can proceed, non-members of the Society are required to pay a reviewing fee of US$ 45.00 which is non-refundable. The reviewing forms part of the publication fee for non-members of the Society of US$ 10.00 per page on the receipt of written confirmation by the editor of successful screening of the article. 

Article Processing Charges are payable to the following:

Account Name: SASAE
Bank: ABSA Bank
Account no: 540 810 257
Branch code: 334 334
EFT branch code: 632 005
SWIFT Code: ABSA JJ ZA

Reference: Name and Surname or invoice number.

Proof of payments can be sent to the SASAE Secretariat at secretariat@sasae.co.za

Peer Review Policy

All submitted articles are peer reviewed by three independent adjudicators to determine whether an article can (or cannot) be published. A double-blind peer review process is followed. Review reports are accessibly retained in the archives. 

Conflict of Interest Policy

To be added.

Ethics Policy

To be added.

Plagiarism Policy

To be added.

Appeals & Complaints Policy

To be added.

Errata (Retractions, Corrections & Appeal) Policy

Errata are published when necessary. When articles are deemed severely plagiarised by the Editor-in-Chief, or when publications are deemed redundant or contain data errors, these may be retracted, removed or replaced. A notice of retraction will be published and include the particulars of the publication (title and authors) and the reason for retraction.

Digital Preservation Policy

SAJAE utilises both the Portico and the PKP Preservation Network (PN) systems to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. Click here to view SAJAE in the Portico Keeper's Registry.

Copyright Policy

Copyright of all published manuscript/articles resides with the author/s. 

Licensing Policy

An Attribution 4.0 International Creative Commons License (CC BY 4.0) applies to all articles published in SAJAE.

Open Access Policy

SAJAE is an Open Access journal, supporting the Budapest Open Access Initiative principles: “By ‘open access’ to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, is to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” Therefore, copyright remains with the author/s of the article/s.

Disclaimer

Neither the editorial staff, the Editorial Board nor the publisher accepts responsibility for opinions or viewpoints expressed, or for the correctness of facts and figures. The SASAE does not necessarily subscribe to the opinions /conclusions expressed by authors in the journal. Authors carry full responsibility themselves regarding the correctness of their publications.