Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Table of Contents

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Editorial

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Guideline

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Brief Report

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Original Research

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Correspondence

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Commentary

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Review Article

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State-of-the-Art Article

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Opinion Paper

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Book Review

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Correction

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Reviewer Acknowledgement

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Case Report

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Abstracts

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Survey Article

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Short Article

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Letter to the Editor

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Peer Review Process

Thank you for agreeing to review the paper and for your invaluable contribution in time and expertise. The Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases aims to publish original work of importance in any field, which will interest readers from more than one discipline. We rely on you as an independent reviewer to ensure that the Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases are understandable, valid, important, interesting and enjoyed.

We will appreciate it very much if you can submit your report by the due date. Please contact the Title Operations Coordinator (TOC) immediately should you wish to extend the deadline: submissions@sajid.co.za

Thank you in advance for your contribution to make the Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases an essential worldwide read.

We want to pass on constructive comments to authors, even of rejected papers, so please give your detailed comments and make your recommendations and any confidential comments to the editor where appropriate.

The seven steps are:

  • Notify the Editor-in-Chief immediately whether you are able to perform the review or not. Click on the appropriate green envelope next to Response in Step 1, which opens a notification email to the Editor-in-Chief. Read, edit and approve the email and click on Send to notify the Editor-in-Chief. (Please do not skip the email.) By agreeing to review the manuscript, this notification will give you permission to download the manuscript listed in Step 3 and to proceed with your review.
  • If you accept to do the review, you will gain access to download the manuscript and supplementary files and save them to your computer. Click on the article file code (e.g. 288-1138-2-RV.DOC) and/or supplementary file(s) code(s) (e.g. 288-1138-2-SP.DOC) and save them to a file on your computer. You can exit the website now. Return to your journal’s personalised section to submit the review report by the due date by accessing this review page directly through the link provided in your invitation email. Alternatively, log into the journal website with your username and password, select Reviewer and click on the article title to link to this review page and allow you to proceed to Step 4−7.
  • Declaring any conflicts of interest is facilitated by typing your declaration in the provided field. Click on Save to save your declaration to the system.
  • It is important to pass constructive comments on to authors, even of rejected papers, so kindly provide detailed comments to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Select the bubble () icon next to the word Review in Step 5 to complete a short electronic review form. Type your review report in the appropriate field and click on Save and then Close. Proceed to Step 6. It will be easiest to first do a thorough review on the manuscript in a Word document, thereafter copy the text from the Word file and paste the text in the appropriate field within the review form. 
  • You can upload multiple files in this step; ensure that these files are applicable and valid to your review of the manuscript.
    • If you have used your own review report, you can upload it as a saved file from your computer in Step 6. To successfully upload the file, you have to click on Browse to access the folder where it is saved on you computer. Double click on the file icon or click on the icon and click Open to import the file. Press Upload next to the browser. The file name will now appear with a RV file code. Please check that you have uploaded the correct file or version by clicking on the RV file links. Delete the file if necessary and browse and upload the correct file again.
    • If you want to upload a review report and the manuscript with tracked changes: Simply click on the browser, double click on the manuscript icon where it is saved on you computer and click on Upload. Proceed to Step 7 to complete your review.
  • Please make a recommendation regarding the manuscript in Step 7 after uploading the report in step 5 and/or Step 6 to the Editor-in-Chief. Click on Choose one, select you recommendation and click on Submit Reviewto Editor to complete your review. Send the email.

Support video:

  • Click here to view a video on how to complete a review online.

The review process can be interrupted at any time; when you return to the site you can continue from where you left off. After completing the review, you will receive a confirmation via email.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.