submission guidelines

1. Open Journal System 

Although submissions can directly be sent to the editorial team , Prof. Thys Human (editor) and Wemar Strydom (associate editor), at (please note: no .com suffix needed here), submission preferably happen through our Open Journal System. (Operational from late 2019.)

2. Review

All  submissions are peer reviewed. (With a min. of two reviewers.) Work that are simultaneously submitted for consideration in another journal, or was previously published, will not be considered.

3. Formal requirements

Work in Afrikaans, Dutch or English can be submitted for review.

Although longer work will be considered in specific cases, we prefer submissions of around 4 000 to 6 000 words.

Manuscripts should be proofread and language edited prior to submission.

4. Abstract

All articles must be accompanied by two abstracts (a summary in English, and a summary in either Afrikaans or Dutch) of 300 words each. The title of the article (in English/Afrikaans/Dutch) should appear as part of the abstract.

5. Page fees is DHET accredited, and as such a base tarif of R7,500 per article is levied (regardless of number of pages). The base tarif is levied on the author’s research funding, and invoices are sent on acceptance of original work. Reviews, opinion pieces and other work do not carry a base tarif.

In exceptional cases, a fee waiver can be requested for the work of postgraduate students without current employment, or for unaffiliated academics without recourse to funding.

6. Co-authorship supports emerging academics and aims to nurture early-career level research. If an article is based on PhD or postgraduate work, the author must consult with their supervisor prior to submission.

7. Referencing supports a variety of referencing styles, but prefers the Harvard method for original research work. In-text citations will appear in this manner: Joubert (1997:224) or (Joubert, 1997:224).

8. Footnotes/endnotes

As we are moving toward an online platform, we request that the use of footnotes and endnotes be limited.

9. Verwysingslys

Sources are indicated in a ‘References’ section, and not in footnotes.

10. Headings and publiction titles

Section headings and subheadings are bolded, and not titlecased. No full stop after a heading or subheading.

Titles of publications appear in cursive.

11. Opinions and copyright

Opinions expressed in published work (both in original research and in reviews or opinion work) are attributable to the author(s), and is not necessarily endorsed in publication by the editor or guest editors. Each author retains copyright of their work after publication.


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