The Humanities in the Global South journal aims to create a space for stimulating conversations on theories and empirical knowledge of the global south to inform and participate in shaping responses to contemporary human experiences and social realities. The journal provides a forum for scholars to address the pressing issues of the global south through innovative thinking and research. All articles submitted should be written on subjects of interest as highlighted in the aims and scope of this journal.

Authors are required to follow the submission guidelines given below.

Preparing your manuscript

The submitted manuscript should follow the following sequence

  • Title
  • Authors’ affiliations and contact
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • The main text
  • Acknowledgment if present
  • References

Title and subtitle

The title should be clear and descriptive and includes key terms of the study.

Authors and their affiliations

Authors should list their full title, names and affiliations below the title (and subtitle if any). Please follow the authorship policy stated in the editorial policy of the journal. All authors should provide an ORCID number. If you do not have one yet please register at www.orcid.org.

Abstract

The abstract (150-200 words) should set out briefly the main objectives, methods and results of the work. It should give the reader a clear idea of what has been achieved in the paper.

Key words

Please provide up to 8 keywords.

The main text

Text size and format

Manuscripts should be typed in English between 6,000 and 7,000 words in length including references, tables and figures. The text format should be Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and 1.5 spacing. All pages should be numbered.

Headings and subheadings

This journal follows the APA heading levels. For example, level 1 headings should be centered, bold, upper and lowercase; level 2 should flush left, bold, upper and lowercase; level 3 heading should be indented, bold, lowercase that ends with a period; and level 4 indented, bold, italicized, lowercase except first letter and proper nouns, ends with a period, text follows immediately after the period.

Funding/grant sources

Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled “Funding”. This should appear before the "Acknowledgments" section. If no funding has been provided for the research, indicate that the research did not receive any specific grant from any sources.

Artwork guidelines

Authors should ensure that all pictures, graphs or other illustrations to be represented in the paper are of high quality.

Figures/Diagrams

Please note that images supplied should be of high quality. Embed your figures in the manuscript. Ensure that each figure has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Ensure that the captions are not attached to the figure.

Tables

Tables submitted in the manuscript are in text format and not pasted into the manuscript as images. All tables should be numbered successively as they appear in the text. All text relevant to the table should be placed next to the table. Authors should ensure that the data presented in tables does not duplicate any results elsewhere in the article.

Acknowledgments

Authors must acknowledge the contribution of those who do not meet the criteria for authorship but contributed to the manuscript.

References

References should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

For example: 

Reference to a journal publication:

Gunter, A., & Raghuram, P. (2018). International study in the global south: linking institutional, staff, student and knowledge mobilities. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16(2), 192-207.

Reference to a book: 

Addison, T. ,& Roe, A. (Eds.) (2004). Fiscal Policy for Development: Poverty, Reconstruction and Growth. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reference to a website:

Authors should ensure to give a complete URL with the access date and author. This reference should be included in the reference list. See the example below.

United Nations. (2018). Human Rigths. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/human-rights/  8/8/2018

All in text references should be present in the reference list (and vice versa).

Author submission checklist

As part of the online submission process, the journal requires that authors check if items on the submission checklist have been fulfilled.

  • Authors have been designated with contact details including email address.
  • Include keywords in the manuscript.
  • All figures referenced in the article are included in the paper.
  • All tables are included in the manuscript with titles and descriptions.
  • The spelling and grammar have been checked.
  • Ensure all figures and tables citations in the text match the files provided.
  • All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been followed.
  • All necessary supplemental files are uploaded (where applicable).

Submitting your manuscript

This journal uses an online submissions process. Communication with authors on the progress will be through the author’s registered email and discussions within the system.

To submit your manuscript, go to https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/higs/login log in and follow the prompts. If you do not already have an author account, click on “register” and fill in the account profile, then select register to finalise the account creation. To submit your manuscript, login with the new account profile and follow the process.

Please note that we accept only electronic submissions in word text. Papers must be clearly written in English. All manuscripts will be automatically acknowledged by email upon successful submission. Authors will be required to track the progress of the manuscript online after logging into their account.