The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is published for the Society for the Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa (SPSAA), which is the association of the executive editors of the Journal. JSAA works in partnership with various organisations, including the Faculty of Education of the University of Pretoria, the ESI Press in the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Pretoria, the African Minds Trust, and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS).

Sources of Support

JSAA is a not-for-profit, scholarly and professional journal that is supported by its sponsoring organisations, donors and contributions of supporters, as well as the work of volunteers. JSAA is grateful for the funding support it receives from the University of Pretoria since 2021. In the past, the Journal has received funding support from our publisher, African Minds, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town, and the University of the Free State.

JSAA is a diamond open access journal. Authors publish free of charge; there are no compulsory processing charges or page fees. However, JSAA requires publishing contributions from the guest editors (or their affiliated organisations/institutions) for the publication of guest-edited issues. JSAA may request and receive contributions in support of the publication of specific items (such as a voluntary contribution by an author) and/or to enable certain activities (see   in pursuit of the developmental aims of the journal and to enhance its financial sustainability. 

The JSAA Editorial Executive and Editorial Board all provide their editorial work pro bono. In its financial and editorial work the JSAA Executive ensures that there is no conflict of interest, and any financial support to JSAA does not limit the action of JSAA Executive, its Editor-in-Chief, and the Editorial Board in selecting the content of the Journal.

Financial Accounts

JSAA's finances are handled through the African Minds Trust (publisher).