Forum Press, PO Box 93895, Boordfontein 0201
Managing Editor: Dr Ian Raper
Publishing Editor: Mrs E van Dyk;;;

Peer Review

Reviewing process: (a) Every submitted paper that the editors deem acceptable as to topic, style, length and general quality will be sent to at least two peer referees for blind review. (b) The referees will be scholars of standing, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, the Journal Management Team and others identified by their specific expertise and publication profile. (c) The referees will comment on the papers’ eligibility for publication in Inkanyiso, taking originality into account as well as the quality of research, argument, use of sources and writing style. Each referee will be granted not more than one month for this process. (d) The Reviewers’ Evaluation Form will be enclosed with each manuscript for the reviewer’s guidance. It will require a referee to classify her or his response to a paper in one of four categories: acceptance as is; acceptance with specified changes; rejection with the possibility of revision and resubmission for another issue; and rejection. (e) After receiving the referees’ reports, the Editor-in-Chief will verify manuscripts for publication in Inkanyiso. Selected parts of these reports will be sent back to the authors (without disclosing referees’ identity) in order to explain the Journal’s acceptance or rejection of the paper and in order to guide revision either for the upcoming issue or to help the author rewrite for future submission. (f) Accepted authors should make the required corrections and email their final document to the Editor within the time specified. (g) The Editor, after verification, compiles all the manuscripts into an issue with the addition of an appropriate introduction and then sends the issue to the publisher. (h) Publication is normally expected within the specified dates that will normally be June and December each year. (i) It is our policy to encourage and support novice and established authors. However, in order to improve on the quality of publications, manuscripts that are unanimously recommended by at least two reviewers for substantive revision or rejection may not be published

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


More About Inkanyiso
“Inkanyiso (which means light): The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences” was launched at the University of Zululand, South Africa, on the 30th November 2009. The beaded threads on the front cover of the journal are worn by expectant mothers of Nguni origin and symbolise fertility and reproductivity, which this journal aims to emulate by multiplying its output in the near future. The aim of the journal is mainly to publish quality multi-disciplinary research papers and short papers of general interest in the humanities and social sciences, mainly by scholars in Africa and from the Diaspora. The journal is peer refereed and will be published twice (June and December every year. Members of the Editorial Board are expected to be credible and established scholars in the journal publication area from both within and outside Africa.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2077-8317
print ISSN: 2077-2815