The SAMJ has an impact factor of 1.5.
Published articles are covered by the following major indexing services. As such articles published in the SAMJ are immediately available to all users of these databases, guaranteed a global and African audience:
- Index Medicus (Medline/PubMed)
- ExcerptaMedica (EMBASE)
- Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS)
- Science Citation Index (SciSearch)
- Web of Science