The SAJCH is an online, peer-reviewed medical journal devoted to all aspects of health and healthcare of neonates, infants and children, of particular relevance and interest to its southern African readership. 

The editorial board encourages research articles from emerging researchers and the publication of research conducted during postgraduate studies (such as Masters). It carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical practice and other child health articles and personal opinion, South Africa health-related news, obituaries and general correspondence. Review articles are not encouraged unless they are specifically geared towards common African diseases and practices.