The purpose of this service is to encourage Open Access publishing of University of the Western Cape (UWC) research and creative output. The service provides technical support and guidance to journal editors, journal managers and journals produced at the University of the Western Cape. The service also includes advice, guidance and training for authors on any publishing related concerns. This service is managed by the Scholarly Communication unit of the Main Library.


  • Journal Selection Support Service

    This service has been designed by the UWC Library to assist authors in identifying potiential publication venues. The aim of this service is to reduce the amount of time taken to identfy suitabe publication venues.  

    The workflow makes provision for authors to submit an abstract, working title and keywords to the library via this online platform. Library staff will then use journal selection tools to help identify suitable journals for publication base on the details provided. Identified journals will be checked against DHET accredited journals lists as well as participation in the Transformation Agreements.

  • Academic Literacy Journal

    ALJ is a newly established, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on all issues pertaining to the learning, teaching, and research of academic literacy related matters in higher education. We welcome research-based, reflective, and theoretical papers with a strong emphasis on practical implication for classroom, curriculum, and academic and institutional development. Articles that make a significant contribution to the existing AL literature in higher education with novel findings will be considered. Papers should have a strong theoretical foundation and clear implications for practice and policy. The Academic Literacy Journal encourages submissions from all prospective authors, especially disciplinary specialists, writing centre practitioners, and academic literacy practitioners in higher education.

  • African Student Law Journal

    The African Student Law Journal (ASLJ) is a student-centered initiative based at the University of the Western Cape. Launched in November 2023, the ASLJ aims to enhance the visibility of undergraduates and master's students through publications.  The submitted papers will undergo a single peer-review process and all contributions shall be available on open-access.

  • Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning

    Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and essays that describe, theorise and reflect on creative and critical teaching and learning practice in higher (university) education continentally and globally. The editors welcome contributions that are challenge hegemonic discourse and/or reconfigure higher education teaching and learning. We invite and well-researched, whether they are analytical, theoretical or practice-based, as well as contributions that deal with innovative and reflective approaches to higher education teaching and learning. We are particularly interested in articles that have relevance to the South African educational context.


  • New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy

    NEW AGENDA is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal and is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The journal’s focus encompasses South African, African and international developments in social and economic research and policy. It aims to provide high-quality pertinent information and analysis for stakeholders in government, academia and civil society. 

    New Agenda is the flagship publication of the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA). IFAA is dedicated to promoting economic transformation, non-racialism, anti-racism and gender equality, continental solidarity and African self-reliance, and youth participation in political and social discourse.

  • TINABANTU: Journal of Advanced Studies of African Society

    The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) was established in 1997 by its founding director, professor Kwesi Kwaa Prah, and incorporated to the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2018 within the University’s Department of Linguistics, Arts and Humanities Faculty. One of the mouthpieces of CASAS has been since 2002 its journal called Tinabantu – Journal of African National Affairs, serving as an intellectual expression platform for Africa and its diaspora.

  • Journal of Anti-Corruption Law

    Corruption is a major problem in all parts of the world and its calamitous effects are well documented. Governments, inter-governmental organisations and civil society have put in place, and continue to put in place, measures at national, sub-regional, regional and international levels to prevent and combat corruption. Closely related to corruption are other economic crimes such as money-laundering, racketeering and fraud. Corruption and its allied crimes need to be confronted on all fronts. Their causes, constitution and consequences need to be researched, comprehended and analysed with a view to fighting and, ultimately, eradicating them.

    (This journal migrated to Open Journal Systems in 2023)

  • African Human Mobility Review

    The African Human Mobility Review (AHMR) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on-line journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects (socio-economic, political, legislative and developmental) of human mobility in Africa.

    Through the publication of original research, policy discussions and evidence-based research papers, AHMR provides a comprehensive forum devoted exclusively to the analysis of contemporaneous trends, migration patterns and some of the most important migration-related issues. The journal is accessible on-line at no charge.

    AHMR is jointly owned by the  Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and University of the Western Cape (UWC).

    The AHMR journal is also accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


  • Journal of Entrepreneurial Innovations

    We take great pleasure in welcoming you to our new journal, Journal of Entrepreneurial Innovations (JEI). Our aim in launching this developmental publication to generate knowledge, stimulate dialogue, critical debate, critique and collaboration among the national, regional and international space on entrepreneurship, management, creativity and innovation. The publication will be e-based to broaden its reach and inclusivity on the building of knowledge by scholars and practitioners.
    The focus of the publication is to develop the capacity of emerging academic researchers and scholars and postgraduate students in the field of entrepreneurship and related subject areas. We welcome original research, theoretical contributions, critical commentaries, case studies, book reviews and work-in-progress. In line with our developmental, supportive and inclusive thrust we will offer guest edited special issues and journal series.

  • Journal of Community and Health Sciences

    This journal is currently inactive. 

    The Journal of Community and Health Sciences publishes original research and scholarly reviews in community and health sciences and related disciplines. The journal is published twice a year (April and October).

  • Kronos: Southern African Histories

    Kronos: Southern African Histories is published annually by the Dept of History and the Centre for Humanities Research at UWC. It is an accredited South African journal that aims to promote and publicise high quality historical research on southern Africa. The journal also encourages comparative studies and seeks to break new ground in its dynamic integration of visuals and text.

  • WritingThreeSixty

    WritingThreeSixty is a bi-annual, interdisciplinary journal for research essays and creative works. First launched in 2014 as an initiative of the English department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), WritingThreeSixty now forms part of the broader community within the Arts Faculty and Humanities at UWC.

  • Multilingual Margins: A journal of multilingualism from the periphery

    Multilingual Margins aspires to deliver incisive theorizations that critically deconstruct ways of talking about language and multilingualism that emanate from the Center. It seeks to provide a forum for the emergence of alternative discourses of multilingualism rooted in close (historiographical) accounts of local language practices and ideologies of the translocal and entangled communities of the geopolitical South. To the extent that margins are productive spaces of annotation and commentary on the body or main theme of a text, an approach to multilingualism from the geopolitical margin promises also to contribute to reflection and afterthought, and to new epistemological approaches to language formulated in the Center.