Journal Information



  • ISSN
  • Focus and scope
  • Publication frequency
  • Types of articles published
  • Open access
  • Review process
  • Marketing
  • Membership



2078-1865 (PRINT)
1560-683X (ONLINE)



Focus and scope

The South African Journal of Information Management (SAJIM) is an information management journal, aimed to serve as a platform for discussion and debate in this developing field. The journal seeks to create new paradigms, overcoming traditional information management activities of collect, store and dissemination; seeking to engage, inform, and catalyse scholarly discourse within research and real-world practises. It focuses on exploring and managing activities that make changes in patterns of behaviour of customers, people, organisations, and information that leads to changes in the way people use information to engage in knowledge focussed activities. The journal crosses and affects various disciplinary (academic, business and financial) arenas, to promote information management processes (Innovations in information, knowledge and content management) which are critical to the survival and growth of organisations and people. Topics of interest include, but in no means are limited to:

  • Innovations in information, knowledge and content management.
  • Knowledge economy.
  • Intellectual capital.
  • Indigenous knowledge systems.
  • Business & competitive intelligence.
  • Records management.
  • Information entrepreneurship, design and delivery.
  • Social media & online social networking.
  • Business information systems to support the above.
  • Information and communication technology as applied within the above.



Historic data

Published since June 1999, SAJIM 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 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.



Publication frequency

The journal publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.



Types of articles published

Read full details on the submissions guidelines page.



Open access

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. Learn more about the journal copyright, licensing and publishing rights.



Review process

The journal has a double-blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor-in-Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. Read our full peer review process.




AOSIS has a number of ways in which we promote publications. Learn more here.




AOSIS is a member and/or subscribes to the standards and code of practices of several leading industry organisations. This includes the Directory of Open Access Journals, Ithenticate, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, CrossRef, Portico and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Learn more here.



DHET Accreditation

The journal is DHET accredited because it is listed on the following approved indexing services:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - DHET Approved Index from 2021
  • SciELO SA

Indexing Services

All articles published in the journal are included in:

  • ARDI
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide 2021
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO Host
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • OARE
  • ProQuest
  • SciELO SA
  • Web of Science Other Coverage, Emerging Sources Citation Index, ESCI

We are working closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in the journal will be available in their databases when appropriate.


The full text of the journal articles is deposited in the following archives to guarantee long-term preservation:

  • AOSIS Library
  • Portico
  • SA ePublications, Sabinet
  • South African Government Libraries

AOSIS is also a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from AOSIS and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware. The URL to the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest for the journal is, Please inform us if you are using our manifest as we would like to add your name to the list above.

Journal Impact

A journal's Impact Factor was originally designed in 1963 as a tool for libraries to compare journals, and identify the most popular ones to subscribe to. It was never intended to measure the quality of journals, and definitely not the quality of individual articles.

The Impact Factor is a journal-level measurement reflecting the yearly average number of citations of recent articles published in that journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factors are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Therefore, the more often articles in the journal are cited, the higher its Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor is highly discipline-dependent due to the speed with which articles get cited in each field and the related citation practices. The percentage of total citations occurring in the first two years after publication varies highly amongst disciplines. Accordingly, one cannot compare journals across disciplines based on their relative Impact Factors.

We provide several citation-based measurements for each of our journals, if available. We caution our authors, readers and researchers that they should assess the quality of the content of individual articles, and not judge the quality of articles by the reputation of the journal in which they are published.


Citation-based measurement  


Journal Impact Factor, based on Web of Science (formerly ISI)


CiteScore, based on SCOPUS, Elsevier


Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), based on SCOPUS, Elsevier


Scimago Journal Rank (SJR), based on SCOPUS, Elsevier


H5-index, based on Google Scholar


*Application under consideration by indexer.