The Research Foci of Computing Research in South Africa as Reflected by Publications in the South African Computer Journal


  • Paula Kotze
  • Alta van der Merwe



South African Computer Journal history, South African Computer Journal publication topics, South African tertiary and research institution publication trends


The South African Computer Journal, better known as SACJ, has, for the last nineteen years, been one of the most pertinent publications for the computing discipline within the South African milieu. In this paper we reflect on the topics of research articles published in SACJ over its first 40 volumes of the journal using the ACM Computing Classification Scheme as basis. In our analysis we divided the publications into three cycles of more or less six years in order to identify significant trends over the history of the journal. We also used the same classification scheme to analyse the publication trends of various South African tertiary education and research institutions.





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