ISSN 1684-4904 printed version
ISSN 2224-0039 online version



Basic information

Lexikos (Greek for "of or for words") is a journal for the lexicographical specialist. It is the only journal in Africa which is exclusively devoted to lexicography. Articles may treat pure lexicography or the implications that related fields such as linguistics, general linguistics, computer science and management have for lexicography.

Types of manuscripts published include Articles, Review articles, Reviews, Projects, Lexiconotes, Lexicovaria.
From time to time other categories may be inserted by the editors, such as Lexicosoftware, Lexicosurvey, Lexicobibliography, Lexiconews, Lexicofocus, Lexicohonour, Lexicotribute, Reports on conferences and workshops.

Contributions are accepted in the lanuguages: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, French or German.

Each article must be accompanied by abstracts of approximately 200 words and approximately 10 keywords in the language in which it is written, as well as in English. English articles of South African origin should carry an abstract and keywords in Afrikaans, whilst English articles of foreign origin should carry a second abstract and keywords in any of the other languages mentioned. In cases where this is not done, the editors will provide an Afrikaans version. Ensure that the abstract in the second language also contains a translation of the original title.

The journal publishes one volume per year. Articles are published continuously, as they are approved. Occasionally a special issue is published, as in 2022.


Indexing Sources

Lexikos is available online from:

  • Sabinet
  • AJOL
  • Ebsco, and
  • Proquest


  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
  • Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities
  • Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Index Copernicus Journals Master List
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Social Scisearch®
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • R.R.K. Hartmann's Bibliography of Lexicography
  • Scopus



Copyright of all material published in Lexikos will be vested in the Board of Directors of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal.

Authors are free, however, to use their material elsewhere provided that Lexikos (AFRILEX Series) is acknowledged as the original publication source.

Lexikos makes scholarly articles available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.



Lexikos is sponsored by Mondstuk van Afrilex / African Association for Lexicography


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Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal
Lexikos Posbus 245, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA, 7599,
Tel: +27 21 808 9046