Editorial Policy

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) welcomes the submission of manuscripts from members of the South African Society for Animal Science and from scientists in Africa and abroad on all matters germane to the science of animal production for publication in the South African Journal of Animal Science (SAJAS).

The scope of the journal includes reports of research dealing with farm livestock species (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry), as well as pertinent aspects of research on aquatic and wildlife species. The main disciplines covered are nutrition, genetics, physiology and production aspects of animal products.

Papers dealing with sociological aspects of well-defined livestock production systems are invited, providing they are scientific by nature and have been carried out in a systematic way.

Papers dealing with routine, repetitive testing or economic evaluation of specific products, feeds or cultivars, case studies or matters dealing with agricultural extension or consumer issues are discouraged unless the results so derived are used to develop or elaborate scientific concepts in the field of animal science.

Papers that form part of a series are discouraged: this includes different aspects of data derived from one particular experiment, or cases in which the analytical techniques, animals or experimental procedures are common to all papers.

Where authors have valid reasons for separation of reports into two manuscripts, these must be submitted simultaneously; delayed or staggered submissions will automatically be rejected. In all cases, reports should represent original contributions to current scientific knowledge of the principles or the application of principles governing the functioning of animals, production aspects of their products and their relationship to the social or physical environment.

The complete Instructions to authors of the South African Journal of Animal Science document can be downloaded here.


Editor-in-ChiefProf Voster Muchenje
Sub-EditorDr Eliton Chivandi
Sub-EditorProf Schalk Cloete
Sub-EditorProf Christiaan Cruywagen
Sub-EditorDr Hannes de Villiers
Sub-EditorProf Adriana Descalzo
Sub-EditorDr Trevor Dugmore
Sub-EditorDr Dominika Guzek
Sub-EditorProf Tinyiko Halimani
Sub-EditorDr Martin Hughes
Sub-EditorProf Arno Hugo
Sub-EditorDr Venancio Edward Imbayarwo-Chikosi
Sub-EditorDr Arnold Kanengoni
Sub-EditorProf Donald Kugonza
Sub-EditorDr Helet Lambrechts
Sub-EditorDr Khoboso Lehloenya
Sub-EditorProf Martina Lojkic
Sub-EditorDr Michael MacNeil
Sub-EditorProf Othusitse Ricky Madibela
Sub-EditorProf Norman Maiwashe
Sub-EditorDr Cletos Mapiye
Sub-EditorProf Tim McAllister
Sub-EditorProf Robin Meeske
Sub-EditorProf Genaro Miranda-de la Lama
Sub-EditorProf Victor Mlambo
Sub-EditorDr Bernice Mostert
Sub-EditorProf Denis Mpairwe
Sub-EditorProf Voster Muchenje (SE)
Sub-EditorDr Carel Muller
Sub-EditorProf Sendros Mulugeta
Sub-EditorDr Marizvikuru Mwale
Sub-EditorDr Douglas Nkosi
Sub-EditorDr Thobela Nkukwana
Sub-EditorProf David Norris
Sub-EditorDr Nenad Parunović
Sub-EditorProf Juan Pinos-Rodriguez
Sub-EditorDr Jean Rust
Sub-EditorDr Eva Samková
Sub-EditorProf Michiel Scholtz
Sub-EditorDr Gretha Snyman
Sub-EditorDr Pranisha Soma
Sub-EditorDr Vincenzo Tufarelli
Sub-EditorDr Carina Visser
Sub-EditorProf Edward Webb
Sub-EditorDr Abdulmojeed Yakubu
Honorary Editor-in-ChiefProf JB Jansen van Ryssen
Guest EditorProf Este van Marle-Koster


The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) has recently undertaken the task of changing the way the journal submission process is handled. In collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) it has developed an Online Journal Management System to facilitate the Journal Submission & Review Process.

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) currently offers the following Journals: