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The University of the Free State's scholarly journals

Want to become a KovsieJournal?

To apply to become a KovsieJournals journal, and/or be hosted on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform of the UFS, you need to complete the application form below. The UFS Journal Editors Committee reviews applications for new journals quarterly. Remember, KovsieJournals are Open Access and all the content of the journal you are applying for must be available immediately upon publication. A remit* of the editorial team for the journal should accompany all applications.

*The remit should include:

  • The composition of the editorial team (two thirds of the editorial board members must be beyond a single institution, and which is reflective of expertise in the relevant subject area).
  • The status of the members of the editorial board must be stated together with their institutional affiliations.
  • Contact details of the editorial members.
  • Duties of the editorial team members.

Here is an example of a remit:

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