UP Journals

Our ESI Press aims to support inter-disciplinary research through a range of peer-reviewed publications. Our goal is to develop different perspectives that explore what we as humans can become.

Our peer review panel is drawn from institutions across the globe and they work alongside a team of professional editors to help produce quality and accredited publications.

The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights on the African continent. It provides an annual forum for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to the human rights of persons with disabilities. It is also a source for country-based reports as well as commentaries on recent developments in the field of disability rights in the African region.

Alternate Horizons is an online writing platform that encourages emerging scholars and students to publish academic style short articles and opinion pieces. This platform looks to encourage students from different fields and backgrounds to critically reflect and  explore themes that are not directly related to their fields. Each month explores a different topic and encourages students of all persuasions to contribute their thoughts. While articles that are published through Alternate Horizons do not conform to traditional academic articles, they are academically referenced, and peer reviewed to ensure the work’s quality.


Mission: Historia disseminates quality research that encompasses, but also stretches beyond, the boundaries of the historical profession, at a national, regional and international level. The Historical Association of South Africa is the oldest professional organisation in the country for historians specialising in aspects of southern African history. It was established in Pretoria on 11 February 1956. That same year also saw the first publication of the Association’s internationally accredited journal, Historia. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on aspects of the history of southern Africa, as well as historiographical issues.

Image & Text is a multi- and interdisciplinary journal for visual culture that publishes research articles. It is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. One of the aims of the journal is to showcase new and young academic voices, as well as more established researchers.

This journal is an e-publication and is available through Sabinet online and on the journal website.

The Journal of Decolonising Disciplines examines the relationality between higher education and society, revealing their dialectical relationship. It provides an intellectually unique space for considering responsive and cutting-edge research across all disciplines, and centres higher education and its role in transforming and developing society. It is an open access journal and aims to probe, develop and critique decolonising strategies in the broader context of contemporary social issues. The Journal is dedicated to the theoretical development of decoloniality and Indigeneity in higher education and is constituted as a space that fosters and facilitates the decolonisation of all disciplines through rigorous intellectual work in the context of South Africa, Africa and globally.

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA) is an independent, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open-access academic journal that publishes scholarly research and reflective discussions about the theory and practice of student affairs in Africa.

JSAA aims to contribute to the professionalization of student affairs in African higher education. It strives to be the foremost academic journal dealing with the theory and practice of the student affairs domain in universities on the African continent, and an indispensable resource for the executive leadership of universities and colleges dealing with student affairs, deans of students and other senior student affairs professionals, as well as institutional researchers and academics and students focused on the field of higher education studies and student affairs.

The Teacher Education through Flexible Learning in Africa (TETFLE) and other developing contexts online journal is a refereed, open-access e-journal that publishes original research on distance teacher education in Africa. TETFLE aims to create a platform for researchers and practitioners on glocal matters that relate to distance teacher education on the continent. Publications cover issues of content, pedagogical consideration, technology and management in distance education. Exemplar papers with rigour showing research evidence are most appreciated. The journal is the official journal of the Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA) biennial conference, hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The Strategic Review for Southern Africa is an internationally accredited and peer-reviewed periodical of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. The Strategic Review is listed as an accredited journal in South Africa and on the IBSS (international) list of accredited journals. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Committee and/or external reviewers. Articles published in the Strategic Review qualify for a subsidy from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.