South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

About the Journal

The South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (SAJLIS) is the official publication of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA). It is a full text, open access journal and accredited by the SA Dept. of Higher Education and Training. The journal seeks to embrace a wide range of practical and research components, including information and research literacy, information management, children’s literature, ethics, globalisation, impact of the digital divide, technology, scholarly communication, open scholarship, indigenous knowledge systems, etc. The objective is to serve and reflect the interests of the South Africa LIS community across the spectrum of its wide-ranging activities and research.


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Associate Prof Jaya Raju

Library and Information Studies Centre
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa

Telephone: +27(0)21 650 3091
Fax: +27(0)21 650 5497

Honoraria for SAJLIS reviewers

Annually five reviewers are selected for award of an honorarium for their reviewing for the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science.

The selection was based on the following criteria:

  1. Number of review requests satisfied for the year
  2. Depth and quality of reviews
  3. Contribution to mentoring and development of authors of manuscripts requiring enhancement
  4. Timeous response to urgent requests from the journal
  5. Demonstration of leadership and expertise in a specific area of LIS
  • Emeritus Prof Christine Stilwell
    University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Lizette King 
    University of the Western Cape
  • Emeritus Associate Professor Karin de Jager
    University of Cape Town
  • Mr Patrick Mapulanga
    University of Malawi
  • Mr Mzwandile Shongwe
    University of Zululand
  • Dr Rose Kuhn
    University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Associate Prof Graham Stewart
    Durban University of Technology
  • Emeritus Associate Prof Mary Nassimbeni
    University of Cape Town
  • Dr Elisha Chiware
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Prof Ina Fourie
    University of Pretoria

These awards of honoraria for reviewing were ratified by the EXCO of LIASA and will be made on an annual basis. Our sincere thanks go to all reviewers who contribute to quality assurance of the journal and our congratulations to the above individuals for their outstanding contributions.

In 2017, in the spirit of growing the next generation of LIS authors and reviewers, we have decided to reward at least two young reviewers.

A/Prof. Jaya Raju


South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

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