ISSN 0018-229X printed version
ISSN 2309-8392 online version



Basic information

Historia, owned and published by the Historical Association of South Africa (HASA), publishes one volume (comprising two issues) a year. The publication dates of the issues are May and December. Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research on aspects of southern African history, methodology, and historiography, as well as reviews, review articles, and contributions to the Historia blog.

Historia has been a member of the open access Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO SA) since January 2010. SciELO SA is South Africa’s premier open-access (free to access and free to publish) searchable full-text journal database in service of the South African research community. SciELO SA is managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSaf), funded by the South African Department of Science and Technology and endorsed by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).



Indexing sources

The journal is independent and refereed, accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and indexed by IBSS, IBZ and the SciELO Citation Index/Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters).

The journal is available from the Sabinet webpage and as an open‐access journal, at SciELO South Africa and at UP Journals.



  • Historia is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0).
  • Copyright is retained by the authors.
  • Historia is a fully open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available on the internet immediately upon publication of the relevant issue.
  • Readers are welcome to reproduce, share and adapt the content without permission, provided the source is attributed.




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