About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Law, Society and Development, which is housed in the Unisa College of Law, publishes multi- inter- and transdisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that support, especially women, black and young researchers, by providing a platform to publish their work with the aim of eventually obtaining an NRF rating. The Journal also intends to act as a facilitator to build a cohort of scholars from amongst the Masters, doctoral and post-doctoral graduate students through the articles that are published in the journal. It is hoped that new epistemological ideas will emerge, and that this will contribute directly to improving the quality of teaching, research and learning.

Peer Review Process

Double blind peer review

Self-archiving Policy

Author's Pre-print:   

    author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

    author can archive post-print (ie final accepted version post-refereeing) 

Publisher's Version/PDF:

    author cannot archive publisher's version/ PDF

General Conditions:  

  • On Institutional Repositories, social media repositories (Research Gate) and subject repositories 18 months embargo (from date of acceptance).

  • Must link to publisher version

  • Published source must be acknowledged with DOI


The Journal of Law, Society and Development is housed in the Unisa College of Law

  • University of South Africa, College of Law