Peer Review Process

All research articles submitted are double blind reviewed by at least two peers competent in the broad field of study. Authors are therefore requested not to indicate their names anywhere in their manuscripts. Please note: "blind review" elsewhere on this website indicates double blind review where neither the authors nor the reviewers know or have access to their respective identities.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, at the same time allowing for its maximum dissemination and use.

Articles form this journal can be submitted to institutional repositories, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Always upload the final publishers' version as published at http://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/tvl
  2. Acknowledge the publisher.
  3. Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the DOI as part of the citation to the article

Self-archiving Policy

Authors are not allowed to upload the full version of their article onto a website that promotes self-archiving. We ask that only the URL of the article as it appears on the Tydskrif vir Letterkunde website be provided on personal websites.

Plagiarism Policy

All articles submitted will be subjected to a plagiarism screening process.

License Terms

Copyright of articles is owned by the author(s).

All articles published in Tydskrif vir Letterkunde can be re-used under the following CC license: CC BY-SA Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Digital Preservation Policy

This journal utilizes the Portico system to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. Click here to view Tydskrif vir Letterkunde in the Portico Keeper's Registry.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Tydskrif vir Letterkunde charges page fees. No article submission charges apply. Article page fees: flat rate of R10 000 per article.

If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be required to pay an article page fee (or article processing charge) to cover publication costs. See Currency Converter

Waiver Policy: If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you may apply for a revision of the fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

Gender, Racial & Language Policy

Contributions should preferably be submitted in Afrikaans, Dutch, English or French.

Research and overview articles must be accompanied by an abstract in the language of the article as well as in English, including the title of the article.

Sexist or racist language is not encouraged. Gender-specific terminology should not be used when mixed groups are intended. (E.g. do not refer to “the literary critic and his practice …” when a more generic reference is intended.) Racial nomenclature should be used with caution, if at all. Where writers deviate from this guideline, it should be motivated.


Errata or retractions of findings or statements in published articles should be brought to the attention of the editors immediately. Such corrections or alterations would be flagged and may, if necessary, be replaced with a corrected version of the article. In the event of serious transgressions of the generally accepted standards of responsible scholarship a published article may be removed from Tydskrif vir Letterkunde’s website.