South African Journal of Accounting Research

ISSN: 1029-1954 (Print)
            2376-3981 (Online)
Publication frequency: 2 issues per year

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Published in association with IRBA, SAAA and SAICA

Co-published with RoutledgeClick here for Open Access options on this journal


Aims & Scope

The South African Journal of Accounting Research (SAJAR) publishes peer-reviewed original research papers, notes and commentaries that address issues relevant to accounting academics and professional accountants in Southern Africa and elsewhere. This includes areas of interest in the study and practice in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, financial management, management accounting, finance, ethics and information systems. Research papers should be analytical and make a contribution to knowledge in the field. They may be empirically based (including survey and case study methods) or review and theoretically based. Notes and commentaries should meet all the criteria for good quality research, however their interest and topicality may compensate for the research problem being less rigorously pursued. Notes and commentaries would typically be shorter than research papers.

To provide a balanced presentation contributions are welcomed from the fields mentioned above, and from related areas, such as environmental accounting, corporate law, corporate governance, and accounting education. These fields may be approached from a wide variety of perspectives such as the behavioural, technological, institutional, organisational, regulatory, societal, educational, or environmental. Manuscripts that pass the initial screening will be sent for evaluation based on the double blind peer-review procedure.



Graham Terry – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Acting)


Enrico Uliana – University of Cape Town

Editorial Board

Charl Kocks – Ratings Afrika
Minga Negash – Metropolitan State College of Denver and University of the Witwatersrand Jeffrey Rowlands - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Lesley Stainbank - University of KwaZulu-Natal
Laine Katzin – Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
Willem Lotter – Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Southern African Accounting Association


Latest Issue

Volume 31, Issue 2, 2017


Audit fee premium: The potential effect of King III
Author(s): Vincent PendehamaFaculty of Commerce, Law and Management, South Africa, Nirupa PadiaSchool of Accountancy, South Africa, Chris CallaghanSchool of Economic and Business Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 83–101
Determinants of external tax compliance costs: Evidence from South Africa
Author(s): Sharon SmuldersTaxation Department, South Africa, Madeleine StiglinghTaxation Department, South Africa, Riel FranzsenAfrican Taxation Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Lizelle FletcherDepartment of Statistics, South Africa
Pages: 134–150
Tax transparency reporting by the top 50 JSE-listed firms
Author(s): Madeleine StiglinghDepartment of Accounting, South Africa, Elmar R. VenterDepartment of Accounting, South Africa, Ilinza PenningDepartment of Taxation, South Africa, Anna-Retha SmitDepartment of Taxation, South Africa, Anculien SchoemanDepartment of Taxation, South Africa, Theuns L. SteynDepartment of Taxation, South Africa
Pages: 151–168


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South African Journal of Accounting Research is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is via email. 

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