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: 2019, 201820172016201520142013

Number of Reviewers 2019 690
Number of Reviewers completed reviews in 2019 278

Average turnaround times for original manuscripts during peer review in 2019:

Editorial Office 16 days
Associate Editors 31 days
Reviewers 19 days
Average time in review 66 days

Average turnaround times for revised manuscripts during peer review in 2019:

With authors for revisions 30 days
Associate Editors 36 days
Reviewers 9 days
Average time in review 45 days

Total average time in review: 111 days