About the Journal


The journal publishes articles on aspects of the history and historiography of the Southern African region. The journal encourages critical engagement of historians with one another, but also between historians and scholars from other disciplines that are interested in grappling with the past, or the meaning of change in their areas of expertise.


The journal is independent and refereed. It is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training and indexed by IBSS and IBZ and the SciELO Citation Index and Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters). The journal is also included on Sabinet African Journals.


ISSN 0018‐229X (print version) / ISSN 2309‐8392 (electronic version)

Publication Frequency

Historia is published twice a year in May and November by the Historical Association of South Africa (HASA). 

Publication Charges

Historia does not charge article processing and article submission charges, but does require authors to pay page fees. As Historia is accredited the cost of articles by authors attached to South African universities can be recouped from the earnings of research outputs. Authors attached to South African universities will therefore be requested to subsidise their articles by means of page fees. Generally the authors’ institutions pay such page fees. 

Page charges per printed page: R200 per regular page / R250 per colour page

Open Access

The journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles”. 

Copyright and Permissions

Authors retain copyright and grant Historia right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal. The work may not be used for commercial purposes.

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