ISSN 0256-4718 printed version
ISSN 1753-5387 online version



Basic Information

The Journal of Literary Studies (JLS) publishes and globally disseminates original and cutting–edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. The Journal is an independent quarterly publication owned and published by the Literature Association of South Africa in partnership with Unisa Press. It is housed and produced in the division Theory of Literature at the University of South Africa and is accredited and subsidised by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.

The journal publishes Research Articles and Editorials, online only.

From January 2023, the Journal of Literary Studies will have only one issue per year and articles will be published as soon as the peer–review, copy–editing and production processes are finalised.

The journal's main publication language is English, essays written in Afrikaans are also published.

Key title is Journal of literary studies (Pretoria, South Africa. Online)



Indexing Services

JLS is indexed/listed by the following:

  • Scopus;
  • Web of Science: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI);
  • British Humanities Index;
  • Humanities International Index;
  • Index to South African Periodicals;
  • MLA International Bibliography.


Copyright Statement

Work published is licensed under Attribution 4.0 International Creative Commons License (CC BY–SA 4.0).

The author(s) retain full copyright.
The author(s) agrees that the contribution is original work, was not published elsewhere, is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless it is rejected by Journal of Literary Studies or withdrawn by the author(s).

By submitting work for consideration to be published in JLS, the author(s) agree(s) with all the policies of the journal. The attention of the author(s) is drawn in particular to the policies on copyright, licensing and publication.

Neither the editorial staff, the board nor the publisher accept responsibility for the opinions or viewpoints expressed, or for the correctness of facts and figures.



Journal Sponsor

SAVAL (South African Society for General Literary Studies)


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