ISSN 1682-5853 print version
ISSN 2709-555X online version



Scope and Policy

The journal publishes general articles, notes and case notes on topical legal issues and legal research.

Articles, abstracts and keywords need to be written in English.


Manuscript Form and Preparation

Contributions are received throughout the year and will be subject to peer-review prior to being accepted for publication. An English summary not exceeding 300 words must accompany the submission of full-length articles, which must preferably not exceed 7000 words.

Information on the instructions for authors and the types of articles received for publication, preparing a manuscript for submission to OBITER and the online submission process is placed on the website. We invite you to visit the journal's guidelines to authors at


Manuscript Submission

Currently, all contributions must be sent via email to in a file written in a recent version of Microsoft Word. It may also be required that a hard copy of a contribution be sent to the following address: The Editor, OBITER, Faculty of Law, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031.

Page charges are levied. The tariff is R150,00 per page with a minimum of R800,00 per contribution.


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