The SAJCH adheres to guidelines on editorial independence established by the World Association of Medical Editors, and follows the code of good publication practice from the Committee on Publication Ethics and ASSAF’s Code of Best Practice in Scholarly Journal Publishing, Editing and Peer Review. In addressing concerns raised, the SAJCH is guided by the recommendations and policies related to research and publication ethics developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Committee on Publication Ethics, ASSAF and the Council of Science Editors