Historia is published twice a year in May and November by the Historical Association of South Africa (HASA). The editor-in-chief is Prof. Julie Parle from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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.

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

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”. The Journal does not embed or display licensing information in its articles.

Copyright of articles belongs to The Historical Association of South Africa. Authors may retain publishing rights but should obtain permission from The Historical Association of South Africa and should acknowledge the fact that the article was first published in Historia.

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