Aims and Scope

The aim of the Journal of Namibian Studies - History Politics Culture (ISSN print 1863-5954; ISSN online 2197-5523) is to make available to an academic audience around the world scholarly work and original research of high standards in English. The journal is inter- and transdisciplinary and covers the humanities and the social sciences. As such it seeks to serve as an interface between local and international Namibianist scholars. The main objective is to ensure that debate on Namibia-related issues, for which there is generally no adequate forum, is accessible both within Namibia and internationally. Articles submitted for publication will be thoroughly and anonymously peer-reviewed. There are two issues per year, each containing four or five articles and substantial book reviews.

 

Peer Review Process

The journal operates in an anonymous peer-review mode. Once a contribution has been received, it will be anonymised and thereafter dispatched to at least two independently chosen reviewers, who also will remain anonymous throughout the process. Final acceptance of submitted articles will be decided following consideration of the reviewers’ feedback and rests solely with the editors of JNS /publishers Otjivanda Presse. If you are interested in reviewing a titel for JNS, please do not hesitate to contact us as we might be of assistance in getting a review copy from the publisher. Please e-mail Andreas Eckl at eckl@namibian-studies.com

 

Books for Review

If you are interested in reviewing a titel for JNS, please do not hesitate to contact us as we might be of assistance in getting a review copy from the publisher. Please e-mail Andreas Eckl at eckl@namibian-studies.com

 

Author Self-Archiving Policy

Authors are entitled to deposit a PDF of the version of record, i.e. the definitive published version of the article that appears in the journal, on their own personal website and/or that of their employer, following an embargo period of 24 months, provided that the Journal of Namibian Studies is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors should also deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version.
A PDF of the version of record, however, may not be deposited by authors in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories. 

 

Open Access Policy

The Journal of Namibian Studies - History Politics Culture is openly accessible online except for the last 8 issues. Currently, articles and reviews of Vol 1 - Vol 14 of JNS are free to access in PDF (see Archives)

 

Abstracting & Indexing

Articles that appear in the Journal of Namibian Studies are currently indexed in the following abstracting and indexing services:

African Studies Abstracts Online
BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
EBSCO: Humanities Source
ELSEVIER: Scopus
ERIH PLUS: European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences
IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
IBR: International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature

The Journal of Nambian Studiesis also abstracted and indexed by the library of the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands. Please visit: www.ascleiden.nl/Library