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The SAIEE Africa Research Journal of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, is an accredited, peer reviewed research journal published quarterly, covering research in all fields of electrical engineering. It is the only peer reviewed journal in the local electrical engineering sector in South Africa. The journal initiated as the Transactions of the SAIEE journal in 1909 and covers all areas of electrical engineering and in relation of IEEE-designated fields.

This journal publishes research, survey and expository contributions in the field of electrical, electronic, computer, information and communications engineering.

Articles may be of a theoretical or applied nature, must be novel and must not have been published elsewhere.

Nature of Articles

Papers: Presentation of significant research and development and/or novel applications in electrical, electronic, computer, information or communications

All contributions are reviewed with the aid of appropriate reviewers.

Membership of the SAIEE is not required.

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Acknowledgement: The video has been supported by the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Africa Activities (AHCAA), 2018.

Prior to your initial submission:

Process for initial submission of manuscript

Preferred submission is by e-mail in electronic MS Word, PDF or LaTex formats.

For printed submissions (not preferred) contact the Managing Editor.

Submissions must be uploaded:

Administrative contact point (e.g. difficulties in upload):


Mrs Gerda Geyer

       Tel: +27 (11) 487 3003

       Fax: +27 (11) 487 3002


These submissions will be used in the review process.

As of 2019, the SAIEE Africa Research Journal will be indexed by IEEE Xplore - the author guidelines, including the check for graphics, PDF compatibility, etc is therefore the same as that of IEEE: 


Format of the final manuscript

The final manuscript will be produced in a "direct to plate" process.

The final manuscript must be prepared meticulously in line with the style-sheets provided above and all images must be at least 300 dpi. As of 2019, the new PDF format requirements also apply:

Page charges

A page charge of ZAR 200 per page will be charged to offset some of the expenses incurred in publishing the work. Detailed instructions will be sent to you once your manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Publication occurs electronically and as open-access


Unless otherwise stated on the first page of a published paper, copyright in all contributions accepted for publication is vested in the SAIEE, from whom permission should be obtained for the publication of whole or part of such material.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Journal self-archiving policy

The SAIEE Africa Research Journal (SAIEE ARJ) allows authors to self-archive post-prints, e.g. via their institutional repository. The full citation of the published article referring to the journal must be included.