About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture (SAJEV) publishes full-length original Research Papers, Research Notes and Review Papers on all subjects related to enology and viticulture. The SAJEV does not accept articles published in, or submitted to, other journals.


Peer Review Process

Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers. Changes proposed by the reviewers will be forwarded to the author(s), but the editor reserves the right to edit any manuscript for style.  Page proofs will be sent as a pdf-file to the corresponding author. Queries or comments will be highlited on the pdf-document, which needs to be answered and e-mailed back to the Editor, Prof. L.M.T. Dicks (LMTD@sun.ac.za), within 48h. Failure to do so may delay the publication process. Once all corrections have been made on the page proofs, the manuscript is logged as in press and receives a DOI (digital object identifier) number. At this stage of the publication process page numbers are not allocated to the manuscript, but only a volume number and year of publication. The author(s) may now refer to the article as in press and list the volume and year of publication together with the unique DOI number. SAJEV goes to press in May/June and in November/December of each year. With going to press, each article receives page numbers and the final version is then uploaded onto the website of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture (SASEV), http://www.sasev.org.

Publication Frequency

Published bi-annually since 1980.

The South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture is the official publication of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture.

Open Access Policy

South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, as underwritten by the license CC BY NC ND 4.0, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. See also our Copyright Notes.

Author Fees

PAGE CHARGES: R4500 (four thousand five-hundred ZA Rand) per manuscript, irrespective of whether the manuscript is a short note or full-length research paper. The maximum length of a research paper is limited to
ten (10) printed journal pages, including references, tables and figures.

A research note is usually not longer than three (3) printed journal pages. The following may be used as a guide: Five (5) Microsoft Word pages (approximately 1200 words, printed in double space, font 12, 2.5 cm margins, and without figures or tables) corresponds to two (2) printed journal pages.

For manuscripts exceeding the 10-page limit, an additional page fee of R500 per page will be charged. Tables and figures will be printed in colour on request, but at an additional cost of R600 each. Review papers have no strict page limit, but are usually less than twenty (20) printed journal pages and authors are kindly requested to adhere to this.

Review papers are encouraged and page charges is set at a fixed R5000 per manuscript. However, colour images, tables and figures will be levied at an additional R600 each. Page charges is due when the manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Payment has to be made before page proofs are sent to the corresponding author and before a DOI number is allocated to the manuscript. All manuscripts are published online and will be available on the  SUNJournals website (http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajev).

Papers that have been accepted for publication, but with outstanding payment of page charges will not be published online and will not be printed.

Digital Preservation

South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture - SAJEV.  This journal is in the process of migrating from the Stellenbosch University preservation platform to the PKP PN (Preservation Network) platform.


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The primary interest is to build a strong and healthy South African wine industry through co-operative (participative) R&D initiatives.

Journal History

SASEV was founded in 1977. A Board of 14 members from various companies in our industry administers our society. Our office is at Nietvoorbij Research Centre, Stellenbosch.


To serve as a forum for presenting the latest scientific information to all South African wine and grape producers to improve the quality of South African wines and related products, and to make this technology available internationally.


Published bi-annually since 1980. Containing both national and international research in review papers, scientific papers and research notes.


Annually presented - including scientific sessions, panel discussion or workshops, wine tasting and formal dinner dance. International conference presented bi-annually with keynote speakers from overseas.

Short Courses

Specialized refresher courses in enology and viticulture are regularly held to keep abreast with the most recent developments in our industry. Three table grape short courses  are annually presented in our winter and summer rainfall areas.