Other submissions

Correspondence (Letters to the Editor)

Guideline word limit: 500 words


Letters to the editor should relate either to a paper or article published by the SAMJ or to a topical issue of particular relevance to the journal’s readership


  • May include only one illustration or table
  • Must include a correspondence address.


Book reviews

Guideline word limit: 400 words

Should be about 400 words and must be accompanied by the publication details of the book. Provide a hi-res image of the cover if possible (with permission from the copyright holder).



Guideline word limit: 400 words

Should be offered within the first year of the practitioner’s death, and may be accompanied by a photograph.