Editorial Team

The SAJOT Editorial Team consists of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor and two Section Editors. The Editorial Team operates under the policies and guidance of the Editorial Board.

Editor-in-Chief: Blanche Pretorius

Managing Editor: Hester van Biljon

Section Editors:  Pamela Gretschel    Annelize Kruger, Adele Ebrahim            

Role of Editorial Team Members
The Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (SAJOT) is responsible for the final decision on which articles submitted to the journal will be published. All manuscripts are assigned for blind peer review to two reviewers by the member of the editorial team to whom the submitted manuscript has been assigned. Each reviewer will make a recommendation to accept, reject or modify the manuscript. The editor considers these recommendations, as well as legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may consult with the editorial board or reviewers in making a final decision should any issues arise.

The Editor-in-Chief and editorial team members will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the political philosophy of the author/s.

The Editor-in-Chief and editorial team members will not disclose any information about a manuscript under review to anyone other than the author and the reviewers (or potential reviewers).

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is a diverse panel of experts in research and publishing who are appointed by OTASA.

  • Tecla Mlambo (University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe) 
  • Tania Rauch van der Merwe (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Peter O. Ndaa (University of Ghana, Greater Accra, Ghana) 
  • Shaheed Soeker (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)   
  • Roshan Galvaan (University of Cape Town, South Africa) 
  • Moses Ikiugu (University of South Dakota, Vermillion, United States of America)   
  • Lee-Ann Jacobs-Nzuzi Khuabi (Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa) 
  • Jo-Celene de Jongh (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Itumeleng Tsatsi-Mosala (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Randie P. McCombie https://orcid.org/0000/0002/7834-1433     (West Virginia University, United States of America.) 

Role of the Editorial Board

  • Sourcing peer reviewers: This is an integral part of being an editorial board member.
  • Journal ambassadors: Board members should act as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Sourcing potential authors, reviewers, readers, and potential subscribers in their region and encourage their students and colleagues to read and cite articles in the journal.
  • Editorial strategy advisors: Board members are involved in the development of the journal and should provide input and advice into the future strategy of the journal, considering topics such as:
  • What they see as the direction for the journal - is it meeting the needs of the scholarly community?
  • Competitor comparisons—what are other similar journals doing well?
  • Ideas and innovations—what is the future of scholarly publishing?
  • Reviewing the annual report of the Editor-in-Chief and deciding on ways to solve identified problems.
  • Bringing public attention to the scientific content of the SAJOT through dissemination of information to the media, working in collaboration with the Publisher, the Occupational Therapy Association of Southern Africa (OTASA).