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Author Guidelines

Proposals for Special Issues

We invite authors and interest parties to submit proposals for special thematic issues. These proposals should be submitted as an Word document (.docx) indicating the scope and aims of the proposed special thematic issue and providing the contact details of the proposer and of at least three interested guest editors.

Submission of Articles

To submit an article for one of our thematic issues, please follow the style guide provided (Latex, MS Word or LibreOffice/OpenOffice). Papers should not exceed 15 pages, excluding references.

Please submit using this website. For enquiries relating to the submission process, please send an email to

Your article needs to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Title
  • Maximum of 5 keywords describing the content of the article (Keywords should reflect the research objective and methodology, but not be too broad. Please, refrain from using “Digital Humanities” as a keyword.)
  • Full text of the article formatted according to our style guide
  • References in Author-Date format (see style guide)
  • Author biography
  • Article text should be in standard English
  • Abstract up to 700 words in English (Optionally, we invite all authors to provide abstracts in any Southern African language.)
  • Author’s ORCID-number

All submissions are free of charge, no author processing charges (APC) apply.

Please, format your submission according to our style guide, available as .odt , .docx, and LaTeX .zip.

Do’s and Don’ts for Authors


  • Make sure the submission fits the scope of the journal, and the Call for Papers.
  • Make sure your work is in a mature enough state that allows for publication.
  • Make sure the submission satisfies the formal criteria of the journal and the scientific community (e.g. layout, spelling and language, citations).
  • Make sure your data is accessible and/or describe it in a manner that is clearly understandable by the reader/reviewer.
  • If you submit as a non-English native, have at least one native speaker proofread your paper prior to submission.


  • Target the reviewer(s) for their reviews. If you feel the form of the review does not conform with the guidelines stated above, contact the editors (
  • Ignore reviewers comments and requests for revisions.
  • Contact editors of reviewers privately. All communication about your submission should go through our submission system. 

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in PDF and OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.


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