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
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 [email protected]
Should you require more information do not hesitate to contact [email protected]
The Journal publishes articles related to Namibia. All contributions must be based on original research and should constitute a definite advance in knowledge in that field. Authors bear sole responsibility for the entire content of their papers (accuracy of facts, data and language, as well as their deductions and opinions expressed). If applicable, authors must ensure the consent of third parties involved (i.e. in biographies etc.). It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that there are no pending copyright issues regarding their articles. Our Editorial Board will take care of the review of the papers submitted and the single-blind process is strictly confidential. Based on their advice, the Editor will accept or reject contributions. 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, however, contain references, and acknowledgements may be made if necessary. Nonreviewed articles of popular or anecdotal nature will also be considered. The latter will be edited to conform to the style required.
Please write contributions in English, German or Afrikaans and submit the manuscript, including all drawings, graphs, and photographs in an electronic format. All articles in German should conform to the “Neue deutsche Rechtschreibung”. All articles must be in electronic format, preferably in a current version of MS Word, submitted on memory stick, disk or via email.
The layout must follow the following sequence:
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