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African Languages: Journals

Useful library links

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Search for e-Journals

Search SU libraries for e-Journals

Key journals for African Languages

Use e-Journals

On the Library website (, click on SEARCH and select E-journals from the drop-down menu. Type the name of the journal in the search box on the next screen:


You will be shown one or more databases or publishers that offer access to that journal title. Click on full text access. The example below shows  Taylor & Francis, full text available from 1999.

Click on Taylor & Francis . Enter keywords, author or title of article to search this journal, OR select the year you are looking for.

What is an academic/peer-reviewed article?

Peer-reviewed or academic articles are articles written by academics/experts/researchers on a specific field of study. These articles usually contain a bibliography at the end of the article and information on the author’s academic qualifications and university at the beginning of the article. A peer-reviewed journal article was reviewed by people with credentials in the article's field of study before being accepted for publication.


Predatory journals

Shamseer et al identifies 13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished from presumed legitimate journals. These may be useful for authors who are assessing journals for possible submission or for others, such as universities evaluating candidates’ publications as part of the hiring process. The 13 characteristics are summarized in this article.