Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Harvard University
Inkanyiso’s stated objective is “to publish papers of broad interest in the humanities and social sciences.” A descriptive statement at the African Journals Online page notes that, “The journal strives to enable a sound balance between theory and practice and will publish papers of research, conceptual, viewpoint, case study, literature review nature in broad topics in the field such as: Philosophy and Psychology, Religion and Theology, Social Sciences, Language, the Arts, Literature and Rhetoric, Geography and History, Management, Communication, Media and Information Sciences.”
I had considerable difficulty accessing the journal; at some times I was able to connect, at others I just could not get in. When I finally got to the home page I found links there for: Home (which did work if I could get into the journal); Editorial info (which listed an Editorial Advisory Board consisting of 16 editors, 9 of whom are at the University of Zululand); Publisher; Web Links (there were 2 listed, under Research; one didn’t connect, the other repeatedly yielded a 404 error); and FAQ, under which nothing was listed.
It took repeated tries, but I was finally able to access the contents of the most recent issue, Volume 7, Number 1, which are: “Relations between the Zulu people of Emperor Mpande and the Christian missionaries, c.1845-c.1871,” “Bipolar disorder, childhood bereavement, and the return of the dead in Edgar Allan Poe’s works,” “Applying Social Capital Theory and the Technology Acceptance Model in information and knowledge sharing research,” “The influence of organisational factors and work-family conflict on organisational commitment among working parents,” “Promoting family resilience in South Africa: a community psychological, multicultural counseling approach,” “Perception of library service quality, satisfaction and frequency of use of library resources,” “Globalisation and the state: implications for the state of human rights in Africa,” and “Cultural identity in the throes of modernity: an appraisal of Yemoja among the Yoruba in Nigeria.” After several more attempts I was able to access the contents of the previous issue, Volume 6, Number 1 (2014), which are: “The royal women of the Zulu monarchy through the keyhole of oral history: Queens Nandi (c. 1764 – c.1827) and Monase (c. 1797 – 1880),” “The royal women of the Zulu monarchy – through the keyhole of oral history: Princess Mkabayi Kajama (c.1750 – c.1843),” “Why they might have gone wild: the Yorubas of southwestern Nigeria and the politics of the First Republic,” “Trust in government and the politics of fuel subsidy removal in Lagos, Nigeria,” “Yoruba proverbs and the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria,” “Can informetrics shape biomedical research? A case study of the HIV/AIDS research in sub-Saharan Africa,” “Career information processing strategies of secondary school students in Osun State (Nigeria),” and “The status and development of informal sector and ICT access in Kenya.” Given the predominantly African history focus of this content, this title will likely be of greatest interest to researchers in South African history and culture.