SAJG comes of age

  • Monica Ferreira HSRC/UCT Centre for Gerontology


To find out how SAJG performed over the first three years, a survey was carried out among the Editorial Advisory Panel members at the end of 1994. Half the members who commented on the journal's performance live in countries outside South Africa.Not surprisingly, the non-South African panel members rated the scientific nature and content of the published articles as "variable" to "good and improving." Local panel members felt that the articles were of "an adequate" or "a very high" scientific standard! In general, the respondents felt that the journal had served its goals; however, several members called for more practice-oriented articles. where "it is assumed that informal observation rather than quantitative evaluation is the approach."


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