Call for papers: Volume 28 (2023)

Authors are invited to submit articles for consideration for Communitas 28 (2023). Communitas aims to promote a better understanding of communication-related issues that affect developing societies, including Southern African communities. The journal publishes research articles in the field of communication science. Communitas publishes research by established researchers, but the journal also has a commitment to early career development.

Continuous publication

Communitas makes use of a continuous publication (CP) model. Articles are published online in their final, citable form with a universal digital object identifier (DOI) as soon as the production process for that article has been completed. Once published, articles are free to view and download in PDF format. The online version becomes the authoritative record. One of the advantages of continuous publication is that peer-reviewed scientific information can be communicated sooner, providing rapid access and quicker citation.


Articles are added in small batches to the current issue of Communitas (available under the “Current issue” tab on the website). Once an issue is closed, the next issue opens immediately. Issues are still run annually.

Table of contents

The tables of contents are ordered by the publication date of articles.

Mistakes in articles

Articles published online become the final and complete version of record, which implies that articles cannot be corrected for minor errors. Major errors will result in a second article, with a new DOI and citation details, published as a correction to the first.