Advertising Policy

All advertisements and announcements are subject to approval by the Editor of TL and the chairperson of the TLA and must comply with the specifications: Images should be supplied in PNG format (at a resolution of at least 72dpi) and text in MS Word format.  

Advertising rates (per month):


 Dimensions in mm (L x W) 


 One-block sidebar

 80 x 55


 Two-block sidebar

 160 x 55


 Three-block sidebar

 240 x 55


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.


For complaints relating to the policies and procedures of the Journal or the conduct of editorial staff, please email the details of the complaint to the Editor.

All complaints directed through the correct channels will be acknowledged and the resolution will be conveyed to the complainant. Complaints will be resolved as quickly as possible.

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.


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. 

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.

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.

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

  1. Always upload the final publishers' version as published at https://letterkunde.africa.
  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.

Peer Review Process

Research articles submitted, if suitable, are subjected to an anonymous reviewer and anonymous author peer review process. Articles are reviewed by at least two peers competent in the broad field of study. Authors are requested not to indicate their names anywhere in their manuscripts or the document properties.

Plagiarism Policy

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

Publication Frequency

With the exception of theme issues and special issues, individual articles are published as soon as they are ready (rolling press).

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 DOI of the article as it appears on the Tydskrif vir Letterkunde website be provided on personal websites.