ISSN 2079-8245 printed version
ISSN 2308-1422 online version



Basic Information

Reading & Writing is an open access, peer reviewed inter–disciplinary and inter–professional scholarly journal that explores how literacy is defined, enacted and promoted in a range of institutional, socio–cultural and disciplinary contexts', particularly within Africa and other developing countries.
The journal aims to design literacy practices in education to stimulate community based socio–economic transformation and development in Africa.

The journal publishes one issue a year with articles published online when ready for publication.

Abbreviated key title to be used when referencing the journal is Read. Writ..


Indexing Sources

All articles published in the journal are included in:

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



This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Ownership of copyright of work published remains with the authors, and published in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.


Peer Review

Reading & Writing has a double–blinded peer review process.
More details on Peer Review Policy.



Reading & Writing is sponsored by the Literacy Association of South Africa (LITASA).


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