Koers is an accredited interdisciplinary scholarly journal publishing articles from all fields of research. It has an integrated worldview as foundation, and is predominantly reflective in nature. The subtitle, “Bulletin for Christian Scholarship”, proclaims its Christian basis, but it leaves room for justified differences in opinion and discussion.
The articles are directed to the readers of the specific disciplines, but are also reader-friendly to accommodate a wider reader public, not necessarily conversant with the specific jargon and trends within a certain discipline. It therefore contains not merely the presentations of factual or empirical research, but is also embedded within a wider (philosophical) framework.
News flash: new service provider fot the new model of Koers
We are pleased to announce that where Koers: Bulletin for Christian Scholarship has been appearing in an exciting new electronic format. From the next issue onwards it will have new service provider that will ensure that its reach remains wide and encompassing and becomes even more accessible.
The Editorial Board has found that this format has so far contributed to increased visibility for Koers, a larger readership and a greater impact. Every article will still be published electronically as soon as it is ready for publication. At the end of each year, all articles published electronically within that year will be published as a single hard copy edition. Koers members and subscribers will have the option to receive this hard copy edition and more orders of the printed edition will also be possible. In the case of a special themed issue or festschrift, all contributing articles will be published online at the same time and such an issue will appear alongside the “rolling articles” (also with the option of a hard copy of the themed issue). Page fees will be replaced by article fees, with a reasonable increase over the next few years. Many interesting developments are awaiting Koers!
In spite of all the changes, the crucial matters central to the identity of Koers have remained the same:
· We still aim to advance the development of Christian scholarship/science in all fields of research and promote foundational reflection in science. We believe that the new developments will help to provide an even better platform for authors to engage constructively and critically with Christian points of view in all fields of science.
· Koers is still an independent, accredited journal with complete editorial freedom within the parameters of our constitution and focus.
· Our editorial board remains unchanged with scholars working from a Christian (mostly reformational) perspective in many different fields of study and representing a variety of institutions.
· We follow the same rigorous review process with the same (continually expanding) database of reviewers. It will of course be managed in a web-based way.
· We still welcome all relevant contributions in English, Afrikaans and Dutch.
· Our website is www.koersjournal.org.za. The websiteis used to upload, review, download and read all articles. Good news is that we are in the process of electronically publishing the complete Koers archive (since 1933). This process should soon be completed and the complete archive will be available on the website. The main Koers website will also publish news about events, conferences, special themed editions and information from the Koers Association. Interviews and photos are also in the scope.
· Koers: Bulletin for Christian Scholarship is still owned by the Koers Association.
We invite you to share your comments and experience of our new format with us. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that in future, all correspondence should be addressed to:
Bureau for Scientific Journals
PO Box 19124
Special Koers conference edition was published in 2012
A special Koers edition was published in 2012, featuring many of the papers (peer-reviewed and reworked in article format) delivered at the Koers conference on Worldview and Education in 2011. This edition is published online at www.koersjournal.org.za.