Guidelines for Contributors
must be submitted in English (UK). If quotations from other languages
appear in the manuscript, place the original in a footnote and a
dynamic-equivalent translation in the body of the text or both in the
Contributors must submit one computer-generated and three,
double-spaced printed copies of the manuscript. The computer-generated
copy may be sent to the editor or guest editorÂ in Word for Windows. If
accepted for publication, 10 original off-print copies of the article
will be returned to the author after publication.
should range between 5000-8000 and book reviews between 500-1000 words.
However, longer articles may he considered for publication.
a cover page to one manuscript containing the following information:
Author's full name, address, e-mail address, position, department,
university/ institution, telephone/ fax numbers as well as a list of
Maps, diagrams and posters must be
presented in print-ready form. Clear black and white or colour digitised
photos (postcard size) or diagrams may also be submitted.
footnotes sparingly. In order to enhance the value of the interaction
between notes and text, we use footnotes and not endnotes.
Authors may use their own numbering systems in the manuscript.
for bibliographical references, abbreviations must include fullstops.
The abbreviations (e.a.) = 'emphasis added'; (e.i.o.) = 'emphasis in
original'; (i.a.) or [...] = 'insertion added' may be used.
full bibliographical details of sources are provided only once at the
end of the manuscript under References. References in the body of the
manuscript should follow the following convention: Dlodlo (1994:14)
argues .... or at the end of a reference/quotation: ......... (Dlodlo
The full name or initials of authors as it appears in the source must be used in the References section.
articles and book reviews must include a title as well as the following
information concerning the book reviewed: title, author, place of
publication, publisher, date of publication, number of pages and the
The format for the references section is as follows:
Head, Bessie 1974. A Question of Power. Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers.
Mhlophe, Gcina 1990. Nokulunga's Wedding. In Van Niekerk, Annemarie (ed): Raising the Blinds. A Century of South African Women's Stories. Parklands: Ad Donker.
Sikhumbuzo 1994. 'Popular Memory' and Social Change in South African
Historical Drama of the Seventies in English: The Case of Credo Mutwa's'
Unosimela. Alternation 1,1:37-41.
Fanon, Frantz 1986. Black Skin, White Masks. Markmann, Charles Lam (trans). London: Pluto Press.