ISSN 1017-0499 printed version
ISSN 2412-4265 online version



Scope and Editorial Policy

The journal’s editorial policy

The journal is published in May, August and December of each year. Every issue contains approximately 15 articles, with a similar number of book reviews.

Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae only publishes articles clearly located in the field of Church History. Preference shall be given to articles dealing with aspects of the history of Christianity in sub–Saharan Africa.
Only original contributions shall be considered. The articles shall either be based on newly–found written, oral or audio–visual historical sources or on new interpretations of already known primary sources.
Articles submitted for publication shall be well constructed and convincingly argued. The research question(s) shall be spelled out clearly. Any use of a primary document or of an academic publication shall be adequately referenced.
Articles can be submitted in English or Afrikaans.
The length of an article is between 5000 and 7000 words.
When an article is jointly submitted by a postgraduate student and his/her supervisor/promoter, the respective contributions of both authors shall be clearly stated.
Only one paper per author shall normally be published per year.
Any article submitted for publication shall be anonymously reviewed by at least two peer–reviewers.
When the reviewers suggest major changes, the editor may decide to resend the revised articles to the reviewers for approval.



Manuscript Preparation

Information on instructions for preparing a manuscript is placed on the Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae website. Authors are invited to visit the journal here – Author Guidelines.


Manuscript Submission

Online submission guidelines are placed on the Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae website. Go to Online Submissions.


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