At Unisa Press we publish peer-reviewed academic journals covering the following subjects: Language, Literature, History, Politics, Education, Law, Theology, Philosophy, Folklore, Information Science, Communication Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Health Studies, Nursing, Economic and Management Sciences, Employee Relations and Development Studies.


  • Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

    The journal publishes articles on current nursing and health related issues, and encourages those that exhibit innovative and quantitative research methods and approaches. It promotes debate, both theoretical and practical, on a wide range of topics and cross-disciplinary interests.

  • African Historical Review

    The African Historical Review (formerly Kleio: A Journal of Historical Studies from Africa) is an accredited, peer-reviewed journal with a long and distinguished history. Originally conceived as a research and teaching forum for histories taught in the Department of History at the University of South Africa and to promote the work of students and staff, the journal is now an international publication for high quality articles on a wide variety of historical subjects.

  • African Journal of Employee Relations

    Formerly the South African Journal of Labour Relations, the African Journal of Employee Relations is a scientific research journal published by the School of Management Sciences and the Graduate School of Business Leadership of the University of South Africa. The journal publishes research in the field of employment relations.

  • Africanus: Journal of Development Studies

    Published by the Department of Development Administration, University of South Africa.
    Articles on development problems with special reference to the Third World and southern Africa as well as politics and policy concerning intergroup relations.

  • Commonwealth Youth and Development

    Commonwealth Youth and Development is a multidisciplinary biannual publication that seeks to promote understanding of, and impetus for, the empowerment of the youth which will enable them to play a crucial and constructive role in the development of their communities. It recognises the importance of the youth and youth workers in developing countries and seeks to promote the professionalisation of youth work.

    Accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa

  • Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa

    Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (CILSA) is devoted to comparative and international law, with particular reference to the Southern African context. The journal is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa.

  • Education as Change

    Education as Change is an internationally accredited, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original articles reflecting critically on issues of equality in education and on the ways in which educational practices contribute to transformation in non-formal, formal and informal contexts.

  • English Academy Review

    The English Academy Review: Journal of English Studies (EAR) is a leading scholarly journal accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and indexed internationally by IBSS, SCOPUS and Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index. It seeks to promote research and debate in effective English as a vital national resource while  respecting Africa’s diverse linguistic ecology.  It includes articles  on  language as well as educational, philosophical and literary topics from across the globe, which have been double blind peer reviewed.   The journal also includes creative writing  (poetry and short stories) as well as  book reviews of significant new publications. The annual  lectures and proceedings of the English Academy of Southern Africa, founded in 1961, are also published in the journal.

    The journal is co-published by Taylor & Francis and can be accessed from

    This platform is used for submission and peer-review purposes only.

  • English Usage in Southern Africa

    English Usage in Southern Africa (active from 1970–1992) published observations on the usage and misusage of the English language in Southern Africa. It is continued by Languange Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa, which can be accessed from

    Volumes 22 and 23 can be accessed from 

    The word lists in volumes 1–4 were collated and published as A Dictionary of English Usage in Southern Africa, edited by D. R. Beeton and Helen Dorner (Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1975). 

  • Gender Questions

    Gender Questions is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research journal that publishes high quality articles on all aspects of gender studies, including feminist research, masculinity studies and studies into alternative sexualities. Gender Questions seeks to contribute to South African knowledge production about gender by providing a forum for serious scholarship and rigorous theoretical engagement with Gender Studies.

  • Imbizo

    Imbizo : International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies is a scholarly and peer-reviewed journal of the department of English studies at the University of South Africa. The journal aims to foster critical debates on African Literary Theory, cultural studies, history and popular culture. The journal publishes original research articles, review articles and important conference proceedings on theoretical and practical perspectives that expand knowledge on discourses on the Africanisation of the processes of Africa's literary creations.

  • International Journal of Educational Development in Africa

    IJEDA is committed to providing a critical forum for forward-thinking African-centric authors who approach education and development as pathways towards societies free of systemic oppression. With an explicit focus on clarifying, expanding, and implementing decolonial agendas that recognize, support, and expand African sustainabilities, IJEDA encourages healing approaches to conceptual, empirical, and applied education-focused scholarship. As a departure from western-oriented approaches, IJEDA welcomes a variety of scholarly approaches that conceptualise and theorise, illustrate concrete practise, and/or engage in research endeavours that have an explicit justice orientation. 

    IJEDA specifically encourages potential submissions that engage African-centrism, that honour local traditions and epistemologies, and that challenge the day-to-day of systemic oppression. This includes an encouragement of multilinguality, artistic expressions, collaborative authorships, and engagement with praxis, such as when proposals demonstrate decolonial theory through practical on-the-ground applications.

    Topics related to broad definitions of education and development are welcome, and can include, but are not limited to, African indigeneity, social reproduction, democratisation, structural inequalities, decolonialities, global development concerns operating at local levels, the purpose and structure of primary, secondary, and tertiary educational systems, culture, language, transformation, access and opportunity, poverty reduction, literacies, and sustainability of resources, including land and people. Specific focus on intersectional identities (such as race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, language, geography, culture, disability) is encouraged. 

  • Journal for Islamic Studies

    The Journal for Islamic Studies is a peer-reviewed journal committed to the publication of original research on Islam as culture and civilization. It particularly welcomes work of an interdisciplinary nature that brings together history, religion, politics, culture and law. The Journal has a special focus on Islam in Africa, and on contemporary Islamic Thought. Contributions that display theoretical rigour, especially work that link the particularities of Islamic discourse to the enterprise of knowledge and critique in the humanities and social sciences, will find JIS to be receptive to such submissions.

  • Journal for Semitics

    The Journal for Semitics is published by the Southern African Society for Near Eastern Studies (SASNES). The journal is published twice annually. Journal for Semitics is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

  • Journal of Law, Society and Development

    JLSD seeks to address various socio-economic, legal and political research issues, such as democracy and society, to find its proper niche and its feet in order to help the community it serves to understand these issues. It also aims to forge a path towards inclusive epistemological discussions and debate in South Africa and the world at large. Therefore, articles that resort in the social sciences, the natural sciences, the exact sciences or political science and which are relevent to the theme of law, society and development are invited for inclusion.

  • Journal of Literary Studies

    The Journal of Literary Studies/Tydskrif vir Literatuurwetenskap publishes and globally disseminates original and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. The Journal is an independent quarterly publication owned and published by the Literature Association of South Africa in partnership with Unisa Press. The journal publishes articles and full-length review essays on literature and comparative literature informed by General Literary Theory, Genre Studies and Critical Theory.

  • Latin American Report

    An interdisciplinary journal of research and commentary relating to Latin America. Its purpose is to promote scholarly understanding of and general information about that Continent. It features research articles, commentaries, interviews, news and information, reports and book reviews.

  • Mousaion: South African Journal of Information Studies

    General and research articles on Library and Information Science are published in this journal. It also contains bibliographical information relevant to postgraduate research in South Africa.

  • New Voices in Psychology

    New Voices in Psychology (active on this platform from 2014), aims to nurture the work of young researchers and to encourage the development of new ideas in the discipline. Submissions are accepted from all over the world but the emphasis is on working with post-graduate students and young academics from Africa. The journal carries contributions on all topics in psychology but with a bias towards issues relevant to the African context and toward critiques of psychology as a discipline and profession. 

  • Oral History Journal of South Africa

    OHJSA creates space for academics in collaboration with oral history practioners, archivists and librarians to publish scientific papers in the field of oral history. The focus of the journal is on the methods of oral history research as well as the results or oral history research done in and on southern Africa expanding to the rest of Africa and eventually to the rest of the world.

  • Phronimon

    Phronimon publishes original scientifically justifiable contributions (articles, discussions of articles previously published and book reviews) within the field of Philosophy and the Humanities.

  • Politeia

    Published by the Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration, University of South Africa.
    Articles on political science, public administration, municipal government and administration, international politics and strategic studies. The journal offers the reader the opportunity to gain insight into aspects of public life in a time of unprecedented political change.

  • Progressio

    Progressio is a peer-reviewed, open access, scholarly journal that provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in teaching and learning, particularly in higher education, in the areas of open, distance and e-learning; online learning; digital technology; and flexible education to publish their articles. The journal is read by researchers, leaders, managers, policy makers and practitioners in specialist distance education institutions, as well as those using flexible learning and digital educational technologies in conventional contact institutions. Progressio is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


  • Social and Health Sciences

    Social and Health Sciences (formerly the African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention) is a multidisciplinary forum for critical discussion and debate among scholars, practitioners, activists, students and policy-makers whose interests and work intersect with the social and health sciences. The journal welcomes theoretical, empirical, applied and policy submissions on such topics as: violence in its multiple forms, injury, health and safety promotion, community engagement, epidemiology, health economics, health systems research, structural and social determinants of health, and knowledge production in the social and health sciences.

  • South African Yearbook of International Law

    The South African Yearbook of International Law (SAYIL) is an annual publication, published by Unisa Press and administered by Unisa's Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law.

    SAYIL is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa.

  • Southern African Business Review

    The Southern African Business Review is a refereed and scientific research journal of the College of Economic and Management Sciences of the University of South Africa. It aims to promote topical research that are grounded on contemporary scientific methods. The journal focusses on a wide range of themes in the filed of Economic and Management Sciences. 

  • Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies

    Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies publishes original scientific articles pertaining to folklore studies and research. Research articles, theoretical papers, critical reviews and case studies will be considered for publication.

  • Southern African Journal of Security

    The journal publishes peer reviewed articles and papers that report on and analyse the latest research and innovation in the field of security studies. It seeks to address broader societal issues of importance to law, safety and security of citizens and criminal justice-related topics. It pursues articles that define and reflect the various aspects of security and encourages researchers to generate innovative contributions to the knowledge economy in a scientific way. It also publishes reviews and commentaries on significant books or current issues and cover informative aspects like editorials, topical reviews, book reviews, and scholarly correspondence.

  • Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development

    Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development, formerly The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, is a refereed interdisciplinary journal for social workers and social service professionals concerned with the advancement of the theory and practice of social work and social development in Africa and in a changing global world. 

  • Southern African Public Law

    Southern African Public Law is an accredited journal and is published bi-annually. It aims to stimulate debate about public law issues and provides a forum for discussion and critical reflection on a variety of public law issues, from the theory and practice of human rights, to constitutional and administrative law, environmental law, regional government and land reforms. It publishes contributions in the fields of constitutional and administrative law, human rights, constitutional and statutory interpretation, public international law, legal and constitutional theory, environmental law, local government law and closely related fields. Southern African Public Law (SAPL) intends to provide space for deliberation to academics and intellectuals from the Southern African Development Community in the field of public law.

  • Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

    Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae is the journal of the Church History Society of Southern Africa. It publishes articles in the discipline of Church History/History of Christianity with an African/South African perspective. The journal publishes three issues per year in May, September and December.

  • Trictrac

    Journal of World Mythology and Folklore.

    Discontinued as of 2018.