South African Medical Journal

South African Medical Journal  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
S. Afr. Med. J.
Discipline Medicine
Language English
Edited by J.P. van Niekerk, Nonhlanhla P. Khumalo, Emma Buchanan
Publication details
Health & Medical Publishing Group (South Africa)
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
License cc-by-nc
Impact factor
ISSN 0256-9574 (print)
2078-5135 (web)
LCCN 45053744
OCLC no. 03582234
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The South African Medical Journal is a monthly peer-reviewed open-access medical journal which has been published in South Africa since 1884.[1] It is sponsored by the South African Medical Association and published by the association's publishing arm, the Health & Medical Publishing Group. Daniel Ncayiyana was the journal's first black editor-in-chief.[2]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, PubMed/MEDLINE, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2009 impact factor is 1.325, ranking it 65th out of 133 journals in the category "Medicine, General & Internal".


  1. ^ "The South African Medical Journal". Birmingham Medical Review XV (68): 183. April 1884. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Ncayiyana, DJ (2012). "Signing off after two decades at the helm". S Afr Med J 102 (12): 894. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.6520. 

External links

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