Call for Papers

Namibia Scientific Society Journal 68 – 2021

Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to 15th July 2021.

The Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society (ISSN: 1018-7677) is a cross-disciplinary journal and publishes research in all fields related to Namibia. Published since 1925, it is the longest-standing academic journal in Namibia and is distributed to libraries in various countries, e.g. Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Australia, Switzerland and USA. In currently 67 volumes, articles have been published in research fields like

  • Architecture
  • Climate/Weather
  • Conservation
  • (Desert) Fauna/Wildlife
  • Geography
  • Heritage management
  • History (colonial time/independence struggle)
  • (Eco) Tourism
  • Vegetation.

All contributions must be based on original research and are subject to peer-review.
Articles of 2,000 words or less may be considered for publication as a short note, in which case no separate introduction, methods, results and discussion are necessary. Short notes must contain references, however, and acknowledgements may be made.
Articles of popular or anecdotal nature will be considered as non-reviewed contributions.
Still, those will be subject to editing.
Submissions in English, German and Afrikaans are welcome.
Currently, there are no article processing charges. In addition to the printed edition, the Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society is currently undergoing digitization and will soon appear as Open-Access eJournal.

Articles conforming to the Author Guidelines and Style Guide shall be submitted to
Deadline for submission: 15 July 2021.
Should you require more information do not hesitate to contact

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Latest Edition

Volume 67 - 2020


CHARLES HELM, PAUL KLENKE: Terrahelion in Namibia

ANDRE DU PISANI: Seeing and Remembering: Rock Art Sites at the Farm Krumneck in the Khomas Region of Namibia

ANDRE DU PISANI: The Way we were: Rock Art in the Khomas Region of Namibia

ALFRED SCHLEICHER: The Bushmanland Tent Tortoise (Namibia form), Psammobates tentorius verroxii – Field Observations, Free-range Husbandry and Reproduction in Namibia

SIGRID SCHMIDT: Hunter, Game, and Lords of Animals in Southern Africa

ULRICH THIEL: Hermann Nieß – Die Karriere eines sächsischen Bergbeamten von der Kaiserzeit bis in die NS-Diktatur