Books for review
These should be sent to the Editors-in-Chief (see above details).
Submitting articles for publication
Articles should not normally exceed 15 pages long (4000-4500 words); shorter
articles such as research reports or comment are welcome. A manuscript
should include a cover sheet indicating a name and address of the author(s)
followed by a separate title sheet.
Number of Copies
Send three hard copies and a disk to the Editor-in- Chief. The title of
the article should be on the first page of the article and a separate
page should show title, name(s) of authors, and an abstract of no more
than 200 words. The disk should be 3.5" and labelled with the filename,
operating platform (IBM compatible or Mac) and the software version, e.g.
All Contributions are refereed or reviewed, and all are edited or revised
for publication. The Editors reserve the right to make alterations without
consulting the author(s) that do not result in substantive changes. Proofs
will be returned to authors if time permits; they must be returned within
four days and no substantial changes can be made at this stage. The Editors'
decisions about acceptance are final.
Publication is conditional upon authors giving copyright to the Indilinga
: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Requests to copy all
or substantial parts of an article must be made to the Editors.
Text should be double-line spaced on one side of A4 paper with at least
30mm margins on all edges.
The journal encourages various and different styles of writing. Main criteria
for publishable texts are academic rigour as well as dialogic qualities
that open up for conversations with readers. Different kinds of narratives
as well as more traditional academic accounts are welcomed.
English, or an African language. All articles will be submitted to referees.
If an article is submitted in a language for which it is difficult to
find suitable referees the author can be requested to submit a translated
version of the article (in English) for purposes of refereeing.Notes:These
should be avoided where possible; when they have to be used, list them
at the end of the manuscript.
List of references
Only sources cited in the text are listed in the references. Bibliographic
information should be in the language of the source (therefore not necessarily
in the language of the manuscript). Capital letters are used only where
they are necessary for linguistic reasons. Entries are in alphabetical
Source references are given by surnames and initials of all authors, followed
by year, title of article, unabbreviated title of journal, volume, number,
and applicable pages, e.g. Brown P. & Brown T. B. (1993). Early Childhood
Education. Educational Psychology, 28(6)L : 23-24.
In book references, the surnames and initials of all the authors, followed
by the year of publication, as well as the title, volume, edition, place
of publication, and publisher, e. g. Luthuli P. C. (1998). Philosophical
Foundations of Education. Durban: Kagiso Publishers.
In the case of official reports and those of corporate authors the references
must be as detailed as possible, e. g. Department of National Education
1991. Report of Teacher Education. Pretoria: Government Printer. RP 173/1991:122.
For unpublished theses and dissertations follow this example:Mtetwa D.
2001. From policy to practice: The South African Schools Act. MEd dissertation.
KwaDlangezwa: University of Zululand. South Africa
Anonymous references from newspapers are indicated thus: Sunday Times,
25 March 2001: 11. Leadership in education.
Personal communications are not included in the reference list as they
are not retrievable.
Submitting articles for publication
Should be addressed to:
The Editor -in-Chief
Indilinga : African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
PO Box 13789
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