ISSN 0011-8516 print version
ISSN 0375-1562 online version



Basic Information

The SADJ was formerly known as Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa / Tydskrif van die Tandheelkundige Vereniging van Suid–Afrika.

Its purpose is to provide a platform for both Scientific publication and for the dissemination of news pertinent to the members of the Association. Essentially the policy is, as far as possible, to publish research and clinical papers submitted by South African Authors although papers from elsewhere will be accepted on occasion.

The SADJ is the only accredited dental journal in Southern Africa.

The Journal first appeared in 1945 when a group of academics recognised the need for a scientific publication by the professional association. It has been publicised without a break since then.

The journal publishes 10 issues a year, February to November.

The journal's publication language for both articles and abstracts is English.

The journal's abbreviated key title is S. Afr. dent. j..


Indexing Sources

Databases that index the journal:

  • Adis International Ltd.
  • Elsevier BV
  • Mosby, Inc.
  • National Library of Medicine
  • National Library of South Africa
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • PubMed



The journal is openly accessible. All articles submitted to the journal and accepted for publication automatically become the copyright property of the South African Dental Journal [SADJ]. The Managing Editor reserves the right to decline articles, photographs or illustrations where products or services are mentioned that are not endorsed by the Association or are considered inappropriate.

All work published is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY–NC 4.0)



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