The Publishing Department publishes 9 academic titles, the South African Medicines Formulary (SAMF), SAMA Insider, Intern 101 and CommServ 201.
Our flagship is the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) – first published in 1884 – which we distribute to more than 11 000 local doctors.
The South African Medical Journal is a monthly, peer-reviewed, internationally indexed, general medical journal publishing leading research impacting clinical care in Africa. The journal is not limited to articles that have ‘general medical content’, but is intending to capture the spectrum of medical and health sciences, grouped by relevance to the country’s burden of disease.
The African Journal of Health Professions Education is a journal for health professions educators. It carries research articles, short scientific reports, letters, editorials, education practice, personal opinion and other topics related to the education of healthcare professionals.
The South African Journal of Bioethics and Law is an online, tri-annual, peer-reviewed journal that covers matters related to ethics, law, human rights and related matters for the health professions.
The South African Journal of Child Health is an online, quarterly, peer-reviewed medical journal devoted to all aspects of health and healthcare of neonates, infants and children, of particular relevance and interest to its southern African readership.
The South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a is a bi-annual, general specialist obstetrics and gynaecology journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed work in all areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, including contraception, urogynaecology, fertility, oncology and clinical practice.
Southern African Journal of Public Health aims to bridge the divides between academia, policy and implementation in health systems intervention and reform. We publish papers with recognisable policy impact that draw on robust research and operational experience from both academic and non-academic authors on Population health and Preventive Medicine.
SAMA also publishes SAMA Insider, a monthly non-clinical, membership magazine; Festschrifts and Re-print Guidelines on request.
SAMA also publishes Festschrifts and Re-print Guidelines on request.
The department also provides journal publishing services to several leading professional and academic societies in South Africa.
The Southern African Journal of Critical Care is an academic medical journal publishing original research, reviews and editorials in the fields of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing.
The SAJCC is the official journal of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa.
The African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine is an online, quarterly, peer-reviewed medical journal which accepts submissions relating to both clinical and basic research in the Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care fields and state-of-the-art reviews on any topic related to the scope of the journal.
The AJTCCM is the official journal of the South African Thoracic Society.
The Undergraduate Research in Health Journal is a bi-annual journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate health sciences student research. The journal welcomes academic articles from all institutions who train health sciences or health professional students in Africa, and beyond.
Our mission is to:
Promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge in support of better health
Strengthen academic medicine in South Africa
Campaign for better use of evidence in policy making
Prioritise building capacity among young researchers
Our goals are to:
Publish relevant and contemporary research.
Support academic institutions in sharing knowledge that may lead to improvements in medical practice and healthcare outcomes, across the nation.