ISSN 0258-2279 printed version
ISSN 2219-8237 online version



Basic Information

Literator publishes research articles and essays on linguistics and literature in general, but focuses in particular on the study and comparative study of South African languages and literatures and other cultural phenomena across language, media and cultural boundaries (e.g. different manifestations of Post–Modernism, the interaction between visual arts and literature, the representation of the South African War in literature, nick–names among students, language attitudes and language policy).

The journal publishes one issue per year on a rolling pass basis. Occasionally a special issue is added.

Its abbreviated key title is Literator (Potchefstroom, Online).


Index Sources

  • DHET SA List
  • SciELO SA
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science Other Coverage, Emerging Sources Citation Index, ESCI
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO Host
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • Google Scholar
  • ProQuest
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Level 1



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Peer Review

All manuscripts undergo a double–blinded review process.


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