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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.

New author?

Here’s a video that will help you construct a manuscript: 

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

Submissions must be uploaded: 

General information:        

Submission wizard:

Authors must register/login to submit.        

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


Mrs Gerda Geyer

       Tel: +27 (11) 487 3003

       Fax: +27 (11) 487 3002

       E-mail: / 

These submissions will be used in the review process.

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

Editorial process - the typical turnaround is envisaged within 4 months. Because the peer-review is done by volunteers, turnaround can exceed this time period.


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:

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The default article processing charge (APC): US $ 500. The APC is applicable only for manuscripts that are accepted. The APC is transferred 100 % to IEEE Xplore (our review process is volunteer-driven).

Detailed instructions will be sent to you once your manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Copy of SAIEE Council decision - 3 June 2020.

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

The journal publishes via IEEE Xplore. Copyright transfers to the IEEE.

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.

Journal Quartile


The journal was published electronically from around 2004 and received coverage, through a major index (IEEE Xplore) as of 2018 (after a 7-year long process),… IEEE fortunately also included backfiles since 2004. Through IEEE Xplore and SciELO SA listing (…since 2019), we are hoping for further indexing which will improve journal quartile.


To answer the question (in giving you the long story, I almost forgot the question!)


> For the moment, it is Q4*.


For moving upwards, an important part --- how many of the papers receive citation and the indexing (as it improves dissemination of the research) helps.


Among South African journals**, very few are in Q1. For example, South African Journal of Science (SAJS) is Q2. Some in the narrower disciplines, e.g. HTS Teologiese Studies is Q1.



1. (article in “The Institute” (IEEE) re: Indexing of the SAIEE Africa Research Journal)

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