Call for papers: South African Society of Archivists (SASA) 2024 Journal issue

Wednesday, 14 February, 2024


Call for Papers! You are cordially invited to submit your manuscript to be considered for publication in the Journal of the South African Society of Archivists (JSASA) 2024 issue.

The deadline for submission of manuscripts as per this call is 27 March 2024.

Guidelines for contributors

Authors are kindly advised to ensure that their manuscripts strictly conform to the criteria below, otherwise manuscripts may be rejected and not be taken through the review process.

Journal Aim and Scope

The Journal of the South African Society of Archivists (JSASA) is published annually by the South African Society of Archivists. The journal publishes original articles and book reviews in English on archival science, records and information management, as well as oral history.

The purpose of the JSASA is to disseminate research content that support high level learning, teaching, community engagement and research in archives, oral history and records management. Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Emphasis is on empirical research. However, opinion papers and articles of high quality on theoretical aspects will be considered.

Process for review

All articles shall be critically blind reviewed by at least two independent referees after passing preliminary review by the editors.

Copyrights and plagiarism

Copyright of all published materials is vested in SASA. However, articles reflect the views of the contributors. The editors, editorial board, sponsors and SASA are not responsible for the accuracy of the statements made by contributors. It is the responsibility of the author to make sure all sources cited and quoted in their work is duly cited and acknowledged.

The author takes the responsibility to ensure that all information published in their papers are not subject to any copyrights infringements and should that be the case, author indemnify the publisher against breach of any such warrant. The author may also need to seek written permission for using materials produced by other parties in their articles before submission for publication.

Format of article

The article must be in MS Word typed in Times New Roman, in 12-point font size, in 1.0 line spacing.

Length of article

Contributions should not be less than 3000 words or exceed 6000 words including the list of reference. Book reviews should not exceed 500 words.

Title of article

A short title of not more than 16 words should appear on the first page. A subtitle should not exceed 10 words if applicable. The title should also relate to the key issues (purpose) of the article.

Author details

All authors names, affiliations, ORCID number and e-mail addresses details should appear on the first page just below the title of the article.

Abstract of article

Each article must be preceded by an abstract of not more than 300 words in length. The abstract should give the content of the article concisely covering purpose, problem statement, methodology, key findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Keywords Abstract must be preceded by up to six key words for abstracting and indexing purposes. Call for paper manuscripts for publication in the 2024 issue of the Journal of the South African Society of Archivists.


Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering. Notes, Endnotes or Footnotes Notes, Endnotes or Footnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers in upper script and listed at the bottom of applicable pages (footnotes), or at the end of the article (notes and endnotes).

Category of articles

Categorise your article under one of these classifications:

• Research article

• Viewpoint

• Technical article

• Conceptual article

• Case study

• Literature review

Published date: 
Wednesday, 14 February, 2024