Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Missionalia is the journal of the Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS). The journal has since 2021 only one volume, and as soon as a batch of articles are completed it will be published online. Articles and book reviews published in the journal do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial team, or the Editorial Board, or of SAMS. Manuscripts submitted for publication are assessed by a panel of referees, and the decision to publish is dependent on their reports. As a SAPSE-accredited journal Missionalia publishes research articles that contribute new knowledge to the field of Missiology.


Section Policies


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Book Reviews

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Open Access Policy

Missionalia 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.


Digital Preservation

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



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Peer Review Process

The article will be sent to two independent referees for double blind peer review. Upon receiving the reports from the referees, authors will be notified of the decision of the editorial panel, which may include a statement indicating changes or improvements that are required before publication.


Author Fees

Article Processing Charges will be ZAR 500 per A5 output page in the printed version.

This journal do not charge submission fees.