When the Economic Society of South Africa was founded in 1925 it was decided to publish a journal under the title The Journal of the Economic Society of South Africa. It had limited objectives and dealt in the main with economic issues of the country at the time. In 1933 it was reorganised into The South African Journal of Economics, and from the outset published papers from internationally recognised authors on a wide range of subjects.
Over the years it has accepted contributions on all the known fields of the discipline, including methodology and economic history and, in more recent times, econometrics. It has developed into one of the leading international regional journals, and its editorial organisation has recently been extended to allow for a more effective editing of papers on specialised topics.
ISSN: 0038-2280 (print)
ISSN: 1813-6982 (online)