In 2016 Rhodes University Library implemented the Rhodes Hosted Journals service. This service runs on the Open Journal System System (OJS), a journal management system developed by PKP (Public Knowledge Project), with the intention to improve and expand access to research, and is designed to support the scholarly journal publication processes. This service is furthermore specifically aimed at optimising article level discovery. The Rhodes Hosted Journals service complements the Rhodes Digital Commons in that these systems provide an established platform for scholarly communication at Rhodes University.


  • African Journal of Higher Education Community Engagement

    The African Journal of Higher Education Community Engagement (AJHECE) focuses on Community Engagement (CE) as a core function of higher education and an emerging discipline.  In comparison to teaching, learning and research in higher education, community engagement is a recently introduced and less-known core function of higher education in South Africa and other parts of the African continent. CE aims to advance the developmental role of higher education institutions, intended to contribute to community development and inculcate civic and social responsibilities in students. For the continent of Africa, the engagement of higher education institutions with communities is imperative if we are to address and challenge the problems of social injustice, poverty, corruption, unemployment, environmental degradation and epistemic injustice as examples of some of the almost insurmountable struggles confronting Africa. Please visit the About the Journal page for more information about the journal.

  • African Music : Journal of the International Library of African Music

    African Music (ISSN 0065-4019, eISSN 2524-2741) is an annual, peer-reviewed, accredited, academic journal established in 1954 by Hugh Tracey, founder of the International Library of African Music. The journal publishes original articles, not previously published, pertaining to contextualized studies of African music and related arts. Since it was re-launched in 2007 it features a CD compilation of audio examples illustrating the articles in each edition, which generally consists of field recordings from the article authors' research.

  • Southern African Journal of Gerontology

    The Southern African Journal of Gerontology (SAJG)was a multidisciplinary journal that published contributions (articles on original research, review articles, book reviews and comments on articles already published) from any field of gerontology. The journal was designed to reflect the expanding role of research on ageing and the development of gerontology in southern Africa. The first issue was published in 1993, with the final publication in 2000. The objectives of the journal were: To stimulate disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on ageing in southern Africa and to publish related scientific articles; To disseminate new research findings relating to ageing in southern Africa To stimulate thought on theoretical, methodological and substantive issues relating to ageing and research on ageing in the region; To establish a corpus of gerontologists in the region
  • The Coelacanth

    The Coelacanth, the journal of the Border Historical Society, has been published since 1963. The Society continues the publication of The Coelacanth, primarily to publish articles on the history of East London (South Africa) and surrounding districts.

  • Toposcope

    Toposcope (ISSN 1011-1948) is published annually by the Lower Albany Historical Society (LAHS) to reflect the Society's activities and the interests of its members and readership, concerning, but not limited to, the history of the Lower Albany area in the Eastern Cape. The journal, published since 1970, is produced by the Editorial Committee and is issued free of charge to members of the Lower Albany Historical Society. In 2019 the Lower Albany Historical Society celebrated their 60th year of existence.