Merging of JESA and EMN


The Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (JESA) and all energy related news (in lieu of the now discontinued Energy Management News) has migrated to an open-access journal system administered by ASSAf. Go to and register as a reader (by default), author or reviewer (or all user types). Electronic copies of all Issues and associated publications are also being uploaded retrospectively (2017-1990) in the system for the users benefit. Please log in and register in the website and find more information in Feel free to contact the editor for all queries and clarity. 

Posted: 2017-03-31

International and regional standing


The Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (JESA) is accredited by the Scientific Electronic Library Online database, parameterised in South Africa (SciELO-SA), which puts it on par with the international state of the art in peer-reviewed publication. The ScieLO-SA has its footprint as South Africa’s premier open-access journal database through the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), which is itself endorsed by the country's Department of Higher Education and Training. The ScieLO is, in turn, a database hosted by Thomson Reuters in Science Citation Index Expanded sub-database within Web of Science Core Collection. From this ScieLO-SA platform, Thomson Reuters indexes the articles that are provided and made available by the publisher of ScieLO-SA. The research community publishing in JESA, therefore, become well-recognised participants in international scientific publishing arena, since the primary services of Thomson Reuters is to develop and deliver intelligent information and solutions for professionals, which connect and empower global markets. 

Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business was acquired by Clarivate Analytics in 2016. The good standing and perforamce of JESA in Clarivate Analytics (CA) was boosted by the recent CA's Journal Citation Report, which found that JESA recorded an increase in the journal impact factor (JIF), of 18% from 0.237 in 2015 to 0.280 in 2016, as well as nearly two-fold increase in number of citations from 97 in 2015 to 175 in 2016. This achievement strongly supports JESA’s aspirations to ultimately achieve a JIF of 1 and also, with much appreciation, makes authors publishing their work in JESA viewed as valuable contributors to regional and international energy research outputs.

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Special Energy News and Advertisements

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Reviewers' areas of interest

All current and future reviewers in JESA's database are requested to review their metadata and specify their areas of interest for the ease and improved efficiency of assigning the manuscripts.  
Posted: 2017-04-24 More...

Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier

Current and future users of JESA's open-access system, in particular authors and reviewers are encouraged to review their metadata and add their ORCiDs. Go to to register in case you do not have one, as well to for more information.  
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Article processing charges

The JESA will be introducing article processing charge (APC) at R5000 per submission, starting with submissions made from 24 July 2017 onwards. The APC is payable when the authors have received a notification: Submission accepted or Accept submission. This step is usually reached after a peer-review-revision-editing process has been satisfactorily completed.  
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Revision of author and reviewer guidelines

Author and reviewer guidelines were revised and affected individuals and groups are encouraged to read and understand them. Always contact the editor if more clarity is required.  
Posted: 2017-04-24 More...

Users invited to register

Current and potential users (authors, reviewers, readers, editors) of the Journal of Energy in Southern Africa are invited to register with this Open Journal System.  
Posted: 2016-08-17 More...

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