Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Scriptura is an independent journal which publishes contributions in the fields of Bible, Religion and Theology refereed by peers. It is international in scope but special attention is given to topics and issues emerging from or relevant to Southern Africa. Scriptura publishes contributions in English but also in other languages relevant to the Southern African region (such as Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sesotho, Zulu, French and German).

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

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Summaries

Summary of publications

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Voice and Voicelessness Conference (New York, Oct. 2012)

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Exodus as Narrative concerning Origin and Migration negotiating in Africa

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Conference on 'Missionary Church in Acts' (Stellenbosch, May 2009)

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Human Dignity and Violence (2008-2009)

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'Quo Vadis' Theology

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Defining Fundamentalism and Religious Conservatism in South Africa

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Empirical Biblical Hermeneutics

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LAND OWNERSHIP AND REFORM IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

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SECTION 2: THE CHALLENGE OF HIV/AIDS TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

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SECTION 3: THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA: PAPERS READ AT 2004 CONFERENCE

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APPROPIATING EXODUS IN AFRICA

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REVIEWS ON THEOLOGY OF THE BILBICAL WITNESS BY K NÜRNBERGER

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COLLOQUIUM ON “FROM MULTICULTURALITY TO INTERCULTURALITY”

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Review Articles

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GENERAL ARTICLES

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The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) and transition in South Africa

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Personal Recollections and Responses

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PERSPECTIVES ON 'HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE'

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INTRODUCTION

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SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

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THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA PAPERS

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GENERAL

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IN MEMORIAM

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BOOK REVIEWS

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PREFACE

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CONTENTS

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APPENDIXES

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FOOTNOTES

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EXPOSITORY AND HOMILECTICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

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EDUCATION FORUM

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GUIDE TO RECENT LITERATURE

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COMMUNICATIONS

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Peer Review Process

All research articles submitted to Scriptura are submitted to rigorous peer review which involves initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. The reviewers are requested to complete a brief written on whether the article is suitable for publication in the journal.

No editorial consideration will be given to manuscripts that have been published previously or are under consideration for publication elsewhere. To preserve the advantages of anonymous peer reviewing, authors are requested to avoid self-identification in the manuscript.

 

Open Access Policy

Scriptura is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

For statistical purposes, researchers downloading the article from your repository must cite the original publication available at https://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/index. When archiving the article as part of your repository, please use the final publishers version as it appears at https://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/index, and keep the layout and branding intact.

Articles from this journal can be submitted to institutional repositories, under the following conditions:

1. Always upload the final publishers' version as published at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za

2. Acknowledge Stellenbosch University as the publisher.

3. Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the doi as part of the citation to the article.

 

Accreditation & Indexing

 

Author Fees

This journal charges no submission fees.

If this paper is accepted for publication and you are affiliated at a South African Institute, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Article Publication Fees are R600,00 (ZAR) per page.

 

Publication Frequency

Scriptura publishes annually on a rolling basis.

Scriptura publishes Research Articles, including Editorials, Book Reviews, Summaries of Publications and Book Reviews.

 

Digital Preservation

Scriptura. This journal is in the process of migrating from the Stellenbosch University preservation platform to the PKP PN (Preservation Network) platform.

 

ORCID iD

This journal programme cannot read the ORCID iD.  Please do not add it when you Register or when submitting a paper.

After Registration, can you Edit your Profile and then insert the ORCID iD, or please send your ORCiD ID, along with the name of the journal to, scholar@sun.ac.za to add to your Profile.

Stellenbosch University researchers/authors can create an ORCID iD here.

ORCID iD is a persistent, unique, numeric identifier for individual researchers and creators. It distinguishes you from researchers and creators with the same or similar names.  ORCID iD is similar to ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, ISNI and other systems for identifying and distinguishing researchers and creators.