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Journals

  • African Disability Rights Yearbook

    The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights on the African continent. It provides an annual forum for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to the human rights of persons with disabilities. It is also a source for country-based reports as well as commentaries on recent developments in the field of disability rights in the African region.

    Published by: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) is a publisher at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. PULP endeavours to publish and make available innovative, high-quality scholarly texts on law in Africa. PULP also publishes a series of collections of legal documents related to public law in Africa, as well as text books from African countries other than South Africa. This book was peer reviewed prior to publication.

  • African Human Rights Law Journal

    Welcome to the website of the African Human Rights Law Journal (AHRLJ), a leading peer-reviewed journal focused on human rights related topics of relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa. As democratic practices and the protection of human rights struggle to become rooted in Africa, the Journal aims to contribute towards strengthening indigenous African scholarship.

    The first issue of the AHRLJ appeared in 2001. Since then, the Journal has appeared twice a year, in July and December, without interruption. 

    The full text of the AHRLJ is made freely available online immediately upon publication. The AHRLJ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).  

    The AHRLJ is published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) which took over from Juta as publisher in 2013. It is published in association with the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

    The AHRLJ still publishes a small amount of printed copies for each volume, which are sent out to the required Legal Depository addresses as per the Legal Deposit Act, Act 54 of 1997.  All journal content, dating back to the first issue of 2001, is available and will be maintained on the Journal’s web site (www.ahrlj.up.ac.za).  Earlier issues of the Journal are also availabel from JUTA Publisher (https://juta.co.za/catalogue/african-human-rights-law-journal-2000-2012-online_22320/).

    The Journal is published only in English.

    Feedback and criticism:  Any suggestions for improving any aspect of the Journal, including its content and editorial approach, are welcomed, and should be submitted at any time to: frans.viljoen@up.ac.za

    ISSN: 1609-073X
    E-ISSN: 1996-2096

  • African Human Rights Yearbook

    The three institutions making up the African regional human rights system, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, decided to jointly publish the African Human Rights Yearbook, to spearhead studies on the promotion and protection of human rights, and to provide a forum for constructive engagement about the African human rights system with academics and other human rights commentators on the continent. The first volume, which was published at the end of 2017. This volume, appearing at the end of 2020, is the fourth volume Les trois institutions qui composent le système régional africain des droits de l’homme, la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples, la Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples et le Comité africain d’experts sur les droits et le bien-être de l’enfant ont décidé de publier conjointement l’Annuaire africain des droits de l’homme pour encourager les études sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et offrir un forum d’interaction constructive sur le système avec les universitaires et observateurs du continent. Le premier numéro paru à la fin de l’année 2017. Le numéro, qui apparaît à la fin de l'année 2020, est le quatrième numéro.

    ISSN: 2523-1367
    EISSN: 2663-323X

  • Image and Text

    Welcome to Image & Text, an online visual culture journal published by the University of Pretoria

    Image & Text is a multi- and interdisciplinary journal for visual culture that publishes research articles. It is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. One of the aims of the journal is to showcase new and young academic voices, as well as more established researchers.

    This journal is an e-publication and is available through Sabinet online and on the journal website. 

    Archive of back issues

  • Alternate Horizons

    Alternate Horizons is an online writing platform that encourages emerging scholars and students to publish academic style short articles and opinion pieces.

    This platform looks to encourage students from different fields and backgrounds to critically reflect and  explore themes that are not directly related to their fields. Each month explores a different topic and encourages students of all persuasions to contribute their thoughts.

    While articles that are published through Alternate Horizons do not conform to traditional academic articles, they are academically referenced, and peer reviewed to ensure the work’s quality.  

    Publications are uploaded regularly and are shared with other UP-aligned platforms to increase the audience of each article.

    We invite all students to submit their work here.

  • Journal of Decolonising Disciplines

    The Journal of Decolonising Disciplines examines the relationality between higher education and society, revealing their dialectical relationship. It provides an intellectually unique space for considering responsive and cutting-edge research across all disciplines, and centres higher education and its role in transforming and developing society. It is an open access journal and aims to probe, develop and critique decolonising strategies in the broader context of contemporary social issues. The Journal is dedicated to the theoretical development of decoloniality and Indigeneity in higher education and is constituted as a space that fosters and facilitates the decolonisation of all disciplines through rigorous intellectual work in the context of South Africa, Africa and globally. It addresses contemporary issues and their relationship to curriculum changes in higher education, while being responsive to the needs and political, social and economic challenges of Indigenous peoples of the global South.

    We encourage scholarly submissions from all disciplines, using a range of methodological approaches. As an intellectual community committed to decolonial and decolonising scholarship, the Journal encourages decolonial research in all areas in order to foster responsive pedagogies within the knowledge domain. Contributions from scholars working in the areas of decolonial studies, education, commerce, the sciences, legal studies, critical theory, postcolonial theory, epistemology, metaphysics and violence are encouraged to develop and frame the South African decolonial project in higher education. The editorial board will consider proposals for special issues relevant to the aims outlined above.

  • Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa

    The Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of DHASA. Since its foundation in 2016, DHASA has become the official network of digital humanities scholars in Southern Africa. DHASA members come from a wide variety of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and computer sciences.

    Our scope includes computational linguistics, human language technologies and literary studies, digital arts, and media. Technology criticism, digital library studies, information, and archive studies, are some of the major fields. The list is by no means exhaustive.

    We welcome all scholarly reflections within the broader gambit of the Global South, meaning we not only encourage contributions from the geographical location of Southern Africa but also those viewpoints that represent the issues and concerns of digital humanities from this regional and idea sphere.

    One of our key goals is to develop a ‘methodological commons’, “providing guidance in the development of standards and expertise to promote best practice in digital humanities teaching and research.” Another aim is to create a much-needed dialogue and critical reflection on digital humanities teaching and research to provide a voice and channel for debates on pertinent issues.

    The DHASA Journal is an important initiative aimed at making the research output of our members and other interested scholars publicly available.

    The journal is published yearly, where the proceedings of the bi-annual DHASA conference is published in the odd-numbered years (e.g. DHASA2021) and special thematic issues appear in the even-numbered years.

    If you are interested in joining DHASA, please follow this link.

  • Historia

    Mission: Historia disseminates quality research that encompasses, but also stretches beyond, the boundaries of the historical profession, at a national, regional and international level.

    The Historical Association of South Africa is the oldest professional organisation in the country for historians specialising in aspects of southern African history. It was established in Pretoria on 11 February 1956. That same year also saw the first publication of the Association’s internationally accredited journal, Historia. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on aspects of the history of southern Africa, as well as historiographical issues. The journal prides itself on its capacity to disseminate quality academic research that encompasses, but also stretches beyond, the boundaries of the historical profession at national, regional and international level. Historia appears twice annually in May and November.

    The Association holds a biennial conference which is hosted successively by history departments at South African universities. We welcome collaboration with historians from across the world who specialise in southern African history. Our conferences offer excellent engagement and networking opportunities to post-graduates and early career researchers in the field. We boast a diverse group of members that include professional academic historians, archivists, heritage practitioners, history teachers, public historians and others who value and promote the importance of history as a scholarly discipline.

  • Teacher Education through Flexible Learning in Africa (TETFLE)

    The Teacher Education through Flexible Learning in Africa (TETFLE) and other developing contexts online journal is a refereed, open-access e-journal that publishes original research on distance teacher education in Africa.

    TETFLE aims to create a platform for researchers and practitioners on glocal matters that relate to distance teacher education on the continent. Publications cover issues of content, pedagogical consideration, technology and management in distance education. Exemplar papers with rigour showing research evidence are most appreciated.

    TETFLE also publishes review articles and book reviews.

    TETFLE currently appears once in a year, with an additional special edition from accepted biennial conference papers, as applicable.

    The journal is the official journal of the Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA) biennial conference, hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

    INDEXING

    TETFLE is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

  • Journal of Student Affairs in Africa 

    The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA) is an independent, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open-access academic journal that publishes scholarly research and reflective discussions about the theory and practice of student affairs in Africa.

    JSAA aims to contribute to the professionalization of student affairs in African higher education. It strives to be the foremost academic journal dealing with the theory and practice of the student affairs domain in universities on the African continent, and an indispensable resource for the executive leadership of universities and colleges dealing with student affairs, deans of students and other senior student affairs professionals, as well as institutional researchers and academics and students focused on the field of higher education studies and student affairs.

    JSAA is published twice a year by the JSAA Editors in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the ESI Press. The editorial and peer review policy adheres to the Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review for South African Scholarly Journals (Academy of Sciences of SA Council, 2008). JSAA is published online. Authors publish free of charge; there are no processing or page fees. 

    Since 2017, JSAA is DHET-accredited in South Africa by the national Department of Higher Education and Training (SA-journals list and DOAJ list). 
     
    JSAA is indexed and co-hosted by AJOL, DOAJ, and indexed by ERIC, BASE, InfoBase Index, WorldCat Libraries, Sherpa/Romeo, and Google Scholar. Scopus, Infobase and other indexing service subscriptions are currently being pursued. 
     
    IBI Factor 2019 for the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is 2.2.
     
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  • The Strategic Review for Southern Africa

    The Strategic Review for Southern Africa is an internationally accredited and peer-reviewed periodical of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

    The Strategic Review is listed as an accredited journal in South Africa and on the IBSS (international) list of accredited journals. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Committee and/or external reviewers.

    Articles published in the Strategic Review qualify for a subsidy from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.

    The journal has traditionally been published biannually in print, with issues during May/June and November/December of each year. This publication schedule will be maintained, but to enhance access the journal will henceforth also allow open access, through its posting on the website of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

    We invite manuscripts on subjects related to the wider scope of the journal. 

  • The Journal of Geography Education in Africa

    The Journal of Geography Education in Africa - JoGEA (eISSN 2788-9114) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal with a focus on Geography and Sustainability Education. We are a journal that promotes the professional development of the field of Geography Education in Africa and we welcome papers from academics, teachers, methodologists, students and all others with an interest in Geography Education. We are especially interested in promoting emerging scholars in our journal. Academic articles of between 5500 and 8000 words (including references) are double blind peer reviewed. There are no publication fees associated with the journal.

    Please note that our latest posts are SINGLE articles (online first articles) and not necessarily a full issue of our journal, yet.

    As of 1 January 2022, JoGEA is accredited by the DHET and appears on the List of Approved South African Journals.

  • Yesterday & Today Journal for History Education in South Africa and abroad

    Yesterday & Today is a national accredited and open–access journal for research in especially the fields of History Education, History in Education, and the History of Education and where research related findings are applied to improve the scholarly knowledge in these fields. With the University of Pretoria as custodian, this Journal is edited and published under the auspices of the Department of Humanities Education, the Faculty of Education, the University of Pretoria in South Africa in conjunction with The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT).

    The objective of the journal is to publish research in the fields of History Education, History in Education, and the History of Education and where research related findings are applied to improve the scholarly knowledge in these fields.

    The primary area of interest is History Education, History in Education, and the History of Education in a South African and African context. However, research regarding international trends from outside Africa are also accommodated.

    The journal was started to encourage the development of history as a school subject and aims to involve historians, methodologists, educationists, history teachers and learners. The title was originally Historia Junior (South Africa) (1956–1980). As from 1981, the journal was known as Gister en Vandag: Tydskrif vir Geskiedenisonderrig. In 2006 the journal changed its name to Yesterday&Today. Articles are published in English.

    The journal is published biannually in July and December.

    The abbreviated key title is Yesterday Today.

    The websites of the Journal are: (http://www.sashtw.org.za follow the “publications link”), http://www.scielo.org.za/yesterday&today and http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126) and the https://upjournals.up.ac.za/index.php/yesterday_and_today website.

  • The Pretoria Student Law Review

    The Pretoria Student Law Review (PSLR) at the University of Pretoria is a student-driven initiative that provides an interactive forum for students, academics, and legal professionals to discuss topical legal matters. The approach is experimental, investigative, and sometimes challenging - it is not conventional. South Africa, the continent and the world at large are on the cusp of a new era - socially, economically, and politically. With the uncertainties that the future holds, law students are at the duty to utilise the unique position that they are in to challenge the status quo. Students must not be complacent; they must strive for the enforcement of the rule of law. They are encouraged to ask questions, and demand answers. Students are also encouraged to be relentless in their search for truth and justice. The PSLR provides a forum for critical thinking, argument, and debate.