About the Journal
The South African Journal of Geology (SAJG) is the primary publication of the Geological Society of South Africa. Volume 1, Number 1 first appeared in March of 1896 as the Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa. The name was changed to the South African Journal of Geology starting with Volume 90, Number 1 in March of 1987.
The full-text content of the SAJG is available through GeoScienceWorld, and accessible to GSSA members as a membership benefit.
South African Journal of Geology Being the Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa
The South African Journal of Geology (SAJG) has a publication record spanning more than 120 years, comprising over 120 volumes of geological articles. Volumes 1 to 102 (1896 to 1999) of the SAJG make up the digital Richard & Morris Viljoen Heritage Collection. The digital SAJG Millennium Collection comprises the most recent volumes, starting from the year 2000 with Volume 103 including the latest articles as Early Publications.
The SAJG Millennium Collection (2000—) is published online at GeoScienceWorld (GSW). The full-text content of the Millennium Collection is available through GSW (and via other online distribution channels), and is accessible to GSSA members as a membership benefit. To access the full-text content of the SAJG, GSSA members must first login to their GSSA account, and there use the backlink to the Millennium Collection listed under SAJG Online. Each article at GSW will display an open padlock (instead of a shopping cart), and Geological Society of South Africa RBAC will be visible at the top of the GSW webpage.
Millennium Collection (GSSA member login)
GSSA members should request support if the full-text content of the Millennium Collection is inaccessible:
Millennium Collection: inaccessible to member
The Richard & Morris Viljoen Heritage Collection (1896–1999) is published online at Sabinet. The full-text content of the Heritage Collection is (green) open access in the African Journal Archive at Sabinet and freely accessible to the public.
Heritage Collection (green open access)
The Heritage Collection is a work-in-progress; there are missing and misplaced articles. Please help to fully restore this collection by reporting any omitted and / or misfiled content to the Technical Editor:
Heritage Collection: report missing content
Subscriptions. Coming. Stay tuned.
Prof. Stephen McCourt
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, South Africa
Prof. Marlina Elburg
Department of Geology
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2015–2017 | Managing Editor: S McCourt | Scientific Editor: LD Ashwal | Technical Editor: MW Knoper
- 2002–2014 | Managing Editor: JM Barton Jr | Scientific Editor: LD Ashwal | Technical Editor: MW Knoper
- 1999–2001 | Editors: JM Barton Jr & LD Ashwal
- 1994–1998 | Editor: S McCourt
- 1982–1994 | Editor: CR Anhaeusser
- 1976–1982 | Editor: T Stratten
- 1974–1975 | Editor: EH Wainwright
- 1962–1974 | Editor: DJL Visser
- 1961–1962 | Editor: WJ van Biljon
- 1933–1960 | Editor: E Mendelssohn
- 1929–1932 | Editor: CJ Gray
- 1927–1929 | Editor PA Wagner
- 1926 | Editor: W Kupferburger
- 1916–1925 | Editor: RB Young
- 1910–1915 | Editor: GS Corstorphine
- 1909 | Editor: RB Young
- 1908 | Editor: J McClelland Henderson
- 1907 | Editor: JH Robertson
- 1906 | Editor: E Jorissen
- 1905 | Editor: GS Corstorphine
- 1904 | Editor: FH Hatch
- 1903–1904 | Editors: GS Corstorphine & FH Hatch
- 1902–1903 | Editor: J Dampier Green
- 1895–1901 | Editor: D Draper
The principal publication of the Geological Society of South Africa is the scientific journal; Volume 1, Number 1 having first appeared in March of 1896. From the earliest beginnings, to Volume 89, Part 3 of 1986, the Journal was known as the Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa. Incorporated into the volumes up to and including Volume 73 of 1970 were the Proceedings of the Geological Society of South Africa.
As a condition for the offer of South African financial support received from the Bureau of Scientific Publications and the Department of National Education for the production of the Journal, the name was changed to the South African Journal of Geology. Despite the name change, the Society retained continuity of the volume numbers, and the first issue of the newly named journal appeared as Volume 90, Number 1 in March of 1987. In addition, the Journal continued its link with the past by including the statement Being the Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa on the cover and title page of each issue published thereafter.
A number of Annexures to the Transactions were published from time to time. These included the A. L. du Toit Memorial Lectures and other commemorative and scientific works, such as: The Pioneers in South African Geology and their Work by A. W. Rogers, published in 1937; and New Observations on the Ores of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and their Genetic Significance by Paul Ramdohr, published in 1958.
Beginning with Volume 86 of 1983, the Du Toit Memorial Lectures have been included in the Journal (whenever corresponding articles have been submitted by the Lecturers).
Excerpted from the following source:
Anhaeusser, C. R., 1997. Publications of the Geological Society of South Africa. In: Anhaueser, C. R. (Editor), “A century of geological endeavour in southern Africa 1895-1995,” Geological Society of South Africa (Publisher), p. 586-587 (Appendix).