All submissions to AJIC are screened for plagiarism via the online Turnitin detection service. AJIC rejects all submissions found to contain clear evidence of plagiarism and does not consider future submissions from the author(s) in question.

Protection of Personal Information

Submissions to AJIC that draw on research with human subjects are received with the understanding that research subjects' personal information was managed in accordance with laws and regulations on the protection of personal information, e.g., research conducted in South Africa must comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).


AJIC does not allow co-authorship credits to be provided to individuals who have not contributed substantively to a submission.

Licensing, Copyrights, Publishing Rights

All AJIC articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Contributors whose submissions are published in AJIC are thus required to grant AJIC's publisher— the LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa — a non-exclusive licence to publish their contributions in AJIC under a CC BY 4.0.

Contributors retain the copyrights and publishing rights in their contributions without restriction. 

Open Access

AJIC's open access approach corresponds to the objectives of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) Statement on Open Access to Research Publications.

Author Fees

AJIC does not impose article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges on its authors.


All AJIC abstracts and articles are published in English.

Digital Preservation

This journal utilises the Portico and the PKP Preservation Network (PN) systems to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. Click here to view AJIC in the Portico Keeper's Registry.

Selection and Refereeing of Submissions

Research Articles and Review Articles provisionally selected for publication by the Corresponding Editor—with assistance where necessary from internal reviewers (i.e., the Publishing Editor and members of the Editorial Advisory Board)—are peer-reviewed “double-blind” by referees selected by the Corresponding Editor from among subject matter experts. Final selection for publication is contingent upon referee approval and author implementation of any changes requested in the double-blind peer review feedback.

Publication Reviews, Critical Interventions and other contributions (Correspondence, News, Obituaries, Guest Editor Introductions) provisionally selected for publication by the Corresponding Editor are peer-reviewed by at least one internal reviewer. Final selection for publication is contingent upon reviewer approval and author implementation of any changes requested by the internal reviewer(s).

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