Basic information

African Theological Journal for Church and Society (ATJCS) is:

  • A scholarly journal publishing in any applicable theological discipline, focussing on the church and its role in societies within the African context.
  • The Journal was launched in 2020 by NetACT (Network for African Congregational Theology), a network of a significant number and a variety of theological institutions in Africa, in partnership with:
    • Christian Literature Fund (Wellington)
    • Huguenot College (Wellington)
  • It is a peer reviewed, open access, electronic journal hosted on the NetACT internet portal. It is published at least twice a year. Special editions containing monographs or contributions focussing on specific themes are published in a concurrent series of ATJCS Supplementa. Occasionally a limited amount of the journal may also be published as hard copies (print on demand).
  • The policy of ATJCS is laid down by an editorial board.
  • No charges (page fees) are levied upon the authors.

Copyright & Licensing

  • The copyright of the articles published in ATJCS is held by NetACT. Articles are licensed under the Creative Commons "CC BY-NC-ND" license. 
  • Full terms can be found on the CC website, but in summary this license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

Scope and Policy

  • The scope/core focus of ATJCS is to promote high quality scholarship in the fields of theology relevant or applicable to church and society in the African context.
  • ATJCS publishes original research and literature studies in within the relevant focus areas.
  • The intended readership of ATJCS is theological scholars (researchers), students, ministers and persons interested in the particular field.