Southern African Business Review

ISSN 1998-8125

Policy, focus and scope

The Southern African Business Review is a refereed and scientific research journal of the College of Economic and Management Sciences of the University of South Africa.  It was first published in 1997.  The Southern African Business Review is an open access journal and as from 2008,  published only in electronic form.  Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of articles.

As a fully independent refereed publication, accredited by the South African Department of Education since 2004, and supported by an international Editorial Board, it aims to enhance scholarly research and publication in the fields of the economic and management sciences.

The Southern African Business Review:

  • Offers an accredited forum for academic writing and reporting on relevant fields in the economic and management sciences.
  • Represents an avenue for the expression of independent opinion.
  • Provides a medium for the wider dissemination of academic information relative to economic and management sciences.
  • Strives towards providing a meaningful forum for the publication of the research findings of researchers active in these disciplines, regardless of the affiliations of such researchers.

Aims towards the publication of research articles of outstanding academic quality.  Such articles shall bear testimony to the insight of the author(s) into the nature and objective of the research, the relevant literature and other scientific sources.

Open Access Policy

The Southern African Business Review 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 BOAI definition of Open Access.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are subject to double blind reviews by two reviewers. Reports from reviewers are anonymized and returned to authors for appropriate action.

Articles are also subject to editorial review before the peer review process. It is not uncommon for a member of the editorial team to recommend changes to a submission prior to peer review.

Publication frequency

From 2016 the SABR changed the sequence of three numbers per volume to only one volume per annum running from January to December.  This implies that a volume will consist of only one publication.  Articles will be published continuously throughout the year once it is approved and prepared for publication. 


© Copyright.  Copyright on articles is retained by the author(s).  The editor and reviewers of SABR cannot accept any responsibility for the infringement of authors' rights or copyright

Last modified: 2017/04/25