The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa accredits journals in various ways. There are several requirements for accreditation, one of which is that articles must be peer-reviewed. In essence, accreditation means that for papers published in a journal by an author affiliated with a South African public university, the university will receive a subsidy for the publication.

To establish accreditation and associated credibility, DHET recognises journals via its own review processes. Furthermore, DHET also recognises certain national or international databases. The SAIEE Africa Research Journal is listed by SciELO SA, indexed by Scopus and hosted by IEEE Xplore (which also helps for citation tracking).

As of 2022, the journal is listed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – our latest accolade.

For purposes of DHET accreditation, among others and relevant to the SAIEE Africa Research Journal, the following international databases are applicable: SciELO SAScopus and DOAJ. The journal is also listed by the Web of Science (WoS): Emerging Sources Citation Index. The origin of WoS goes back to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and is currently maintained by Clarivate.

With backfiles of the journal available on IEEE Xplore (since 1909), the international usage of the journal continues to improve. All articles are accessible as open access. Further information is available here.

Disclaimer: International databases can change at any time and at times without notice – for the latest indexing status, refer to the relevant website: WoSScopus and DOAJ.