Journal of Humanities: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

Journal of Humanities is a scholarly and peer-reviewed journal of the Faculty of Humanities at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. The journal aims to foster critical and theoretical debates in the areas of classics, fine and performing arts, communication, literature and orature, linguistics, theology and philosophy. The journal publishes original research articles, scholarly opinions, and review articles. Priority is given to articles focusing on East, Central and Southern Africa. JH has a pluralistic and non-partisan approach.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles are selected by the editorial board and forwarded to reviewers for advice regarding the worthiness of the content and its relevance. The board evaluates the comments of the reviewers in the context of upcoming issues and accepts or rejects the submissions accordingly. Authors receive feedback on the outcome of the review process and other editorial decisions.


Publication Frequency

JH is a biannual publication.


Open Access Policy

JH 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. All articles are freely available without charge to all users immediately upon publication to ensure that the works are read and built upon by all those interested in academic pursuits. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This free global exchange of knowledge is made possible by financial support from Chancellor College, the University of Malawi, through the Faculty of Humanities. The selflessness and dedication of the editorial board and editorial consultants have also greatly contributed to our ability to freely share the contents of this Journal.
Journal of Humanities implements the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to its published works. With this license users are free to “distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon [the works], even commercially, as long as they credit the authors” who retain copyright of their work with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) license.


Editorial board

Dr Emmanuel Ngwira (Editor)
Dr. Ken Lipenga
Dr. Asante Mtenje
Dr Nick Tembo
Mr Kingsley Jika
Mr Gervasio Manyungwa


Editorial Consultants

Prof. Annie Gagiano, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Prof. Boston Soko, Mzuzu University, Malawi
Assoc. Prof. David Andrew, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Africa Prof. Fetson Kalua, University of South Africa, South Africa
Dr. Ryan C. Urbano, University of San Carlos, Philippines
Prof. Alfred Matiki, University of Botswana
Prof. Monaka Kemmonye, University of Botswana

ISSN: 1016-0728
AJOL African Journals Online