Volumes & Issues
South African Family Practice
South African Family Practice
Journal Title: South African Family Practice
ISSN: 2078-6190
ISSN Online: 2078-6204
Publication Frequency: 6 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: South African Family Practice (SAFP) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which strives to provide primary care physicians and researchers with a broad range of scholarly work in the disciplines of Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, Rural Medicine, District Health and other related fields. SAFP publishes original research, clinical reviews, and pertinent commentary that advance the knowledge base of these disciplines. The content of SAFP is designed to reflect and support further development of the broad basis of these disciplines through original research and critical review of evidence in important clinical areas; as well as to provide practitioners with continuing professional development material. SAFP adheres to the international acceptable editorial standards, as published by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to blinded peer-review and the decision of the Editor will be final. Articles submitted for consideration by the editor should not have been published before, either in total or in part, nor be currently submitted to any other publisher. The Editor retains the right to stylise and shorten any material accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited and galley proofs will be sent to the author for approval.

Preference is given to articles presenting the results of original research or evidence-based clinical reviews, relevant to family medicine, primary health care, district health or rural medicine.

Opinions expressed in the Journal should not be taken to represent the policies of the South African Academy of Family Physicians, or the Publisher (Medpharm Publications Pty Ltd).

Submissions in any official language of South Africa will be considered for publication within the framework of the SA Fam Pract mission to appeal to the widest possible readership.


Subjects Covered & Scope: Medicine; Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health; Primary Health Care & Family Practice; Supplementary material
Editor Board:

Editor in Chief

Prof Gboyega A Ogunbanjo, Editor-in-chief South African Family Practice Journal, South Africa

Associate Editors

Douw Greeff, Medpharm Publications (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Editorial Board (South Africa)

  • Dr Graham Bresick, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Nzapfurundi Otto Chabikuli, University of Pretoria and University of Limpopo, Nigeria
  • Prof Jimmy Chandia, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
  • Professor Ian Douglas Couper, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Prof Bob Mash, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Prof S (Cyril) Soornarain Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Dr Ntodeni Norah Ndwamato, Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (RUDASA), South Africa
  • Prof Wilhelm Johannes Steinberg, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • Prof Selma Smith, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Editorial Board (International)

  • Prof Adriana M Prinsloo, University of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof Trevor John Gibbs, Bute Medical School, United Kingdom
  • Dr Anselme Derese, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Prof Waris Qidwai, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  • Prof Tarun Kumar Sen Gupta, James Cook University, Australia

Abtracting & Indexing: Indexed in Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), EMCare, Scopusand by Google Scholar.

Abstracts also appear in the African Index Medicus, African Journals Online, CAB Abstracts, and Global Health
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