ISSN 0259-9422 print version
ISSN 2072-8050 online version



Basic information

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies was founded in 1943 as a result of an international endeavour involving Dutch and South African scholars. It is the oldest theological journal in South Africa.

The abbreviated key title is Herv. teol. stud.

The journal publishes 3–4 issues per year, each dedicated to a separate theme. Articles are published as they are approved by the journal.


Index sources

  • Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ProQuest
  • Google Scholar
  • SciELO SA
  • Elsevier Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Host
  • Thomson Reuters Products
    • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
  • SA ePublications, Sabinet
  • African Journals Online
  • ATLA Religion Database®, published by the American Theological Library Association
  • Bibliographical Information Bank in Patristics, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Elenchus of Biblical Bibliography of the Editrice Pontificio Institutio Biblico, Rome, Italy
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), Osnabrück, Germany
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature, Osnabrück, Germany
  • New Testament Abstracts, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill MA, United States
  • Old Testament Abstracts, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, United States
  • Religious and Theological Abstracts, Cambridge MA, United States
  • UPSpace, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • AOSIS OpenJournals Harvester



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