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Focus and Scope

The purpose of the South African Journal of Information Management (SAJIM) is to publish high quality, peer reviewed articles on a rolling publication basis on the website. All contributions are welcome but the Scientific Editor reserves the right to decide on the publication or not of contributions.

The peer-reviewed articles submitted for publication should present original research (i.e. not previously published), novel synthesis, or judicious review of current theory, method, policy, or practice in the fields mentioned below. Article submission, review and publication are accomplished entirely electronically. Registered users will be notified by email when a new article has been published.


Section Policies

Original Research

The length of an article should not exceed 5000 words and try to restrict yourself to no more than six display items (tables and figures). They do not generally have more than 50 references.

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2016 SI:Knowledge Ecosystem & Competitive Intelligence

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Original Research: Project Management within the Information Systems Discipline

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Reviewer Acknowledgement

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Peer Reviewed Article

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Practitioner Research

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Peer Review Process

Peer reviewers are asked to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for submitted manuscripts they have agreed to peer review:

  • All manuscripts submitted for review will undergo a double-blind review process.
  • Unbiased consideration should be given to each manuscript, judging each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority or institutional affiliation of the author.
  • Manuscripts should be dealt with and processed according to the timeframes set out by OJP.
  • The quality of the manuscript, and its experimental and theoretical work, its interpretations, and its exposition will be judged objectively.
  • The peer review process will be kept confidential.
  • Conflicts of interest must be declared.
  • Referees' judgements must be explained and supported. Any statement that an observation, derivation or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant citation, and unsupported assertions must be avoided.
  • Whilst the review of a manuscript may justify criticism, even severe criticism, under no circumstances is personal or malicious criticism of the author appropriate or acceptable.
  • Reviewers may be asked to re-appraise a manuscript that was referred back to the authors after a first-round review.
  • In cases where reviewers provide substantively different ratings, a manuscript will be sent to an arbitrator for a final verdict.
  • Reviewers respect the confidentiality of the review process and the proprietary rights of those who have submitted manuscripts.
  • Reviewers must decline a request to review others’ manuscripts if they are aware of a conflict of interest, or they should disclose the nature of the conflict of interest to the Editor.
  • Reviewers may decline the request to review the work of others if they believe the process may be biased or if they have questions about the authenticity or integrity of the reported research.

If you would like to become a reviewer, please visit the following link for a reference video on how to conduct a review online through the OJS software. This will serve as guidance on how to complete your review online.

Following the review the Editor will evaluate the review reports and make a final decision.

The outcome will be categorised as one of the following:

  • Acceptable as is (apart from editorial changes)
  • Acceptable, but requires minor revision (to the satisfaction of the Editor)
  • Requires major revision and reconsideration (Requires re-review)
  • Reject, not acceptable for publication in th South African Journal of Information Management



Publication Frequency

SA Journal of Infromation Management publishes individual papers as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume and issue’s table of contents. In this way, SA Journal of Information Management aims to speed up the process of manuscript publication, from submission to becoming available on the website.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


History of the journal

Published since June 1999, The South African Journal of Information Management is available to scientists and practitioners worldwide. The management will maintain the standard required for international indexing services.

Articles are citable. Previous issues are archived for permanency and are searchable onsite.

The aims of SAJIM are as follows:

  • To communicate original peer-reviewed contributions on all aspects of Information Management to the South African academic and financial/business environments in particular, and the international community in general. Disciplines included are, inter alia,
    • Information economy
    • Records management
    • Strategic information management
    • Information systems management
    • Knowledge management
    • Data warehousing
    • Information and communications technology (ICT)
    • Intellectual capital
    • Business intelligence
    • Information entrepreneurship;
  • to distribute contributions from the younger generations of academics, researchers and students, which have not necessarily been peer-reviewed but are of exceptionally high quality and originality;
  • to provide a forum to exchange new ideas, products, news and opinions in the form of regular columns; and
  • to develop and maintain a scholarly, Web-based journal, representing a model in which various information formats of communicating information are being utilized.

The target markets of SAJIM are

  • Academics responsible for teaching aspects of Information Management (including the disciplines as identified above)
  • Researchers involved in investigations to improve the processes of developing and applying Information Management and related disciplines' theories, principles and practices
  • Practitioners with the responsibility to manage information as an economic resource
  • Students enrolled for courses that cover aspects of Information Management and related disciplines.

ISSN: 2078-1865 (print) | ISSN: 1560-683X (online)

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