ISSN 0256-9507 printed version
ISSN 2312-878X online version



Scope and policies

Focus and Scope

Missionalia is the journal of the Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS). The journal publishes one volume a year. As a SAPSE–accredited journal Missionalia publishes research articles that contribute new knowledge to the field of Missiology.

Section Policies

Editorial, Article and Book Reviews

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single–spaced; uses a 12–point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer–reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Manuscript submission

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Southern African Journal of Missiology
Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa,
PO Box 392, Unisa, Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA, 0003,
Tel: +27 12 429 4967