About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Phronimon publishes original scientifically justifiable contributions (articles, discussions of articles previously published and book reviews) within the field of Philosophy and the Humanities. 

Peer Review Process

All articles and review articles will be submitted to national and international referees. Effective and detailed source referencing is of paramount importance. Articles will be scrutinised and checked for bibliographic references and any evidence of proven plagiarism will result in non-publication.

Publication Frequency

Published continuously. One volume per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


In order to finance open access, Phronimon requires authors of accepted articles to pay article processing charges (APC). APC are payable when the article has been accepted for publication and when an invoice has been delivered. APC are used to cover all costs related to the language editing, publishing, online hosting, and the archiving of each article.

The current rate is ZAR 7150 per article. These charges are reviewed annually.

The submitting author is responsible for the payment of the APC which must be confirmed at the time of submission. All amounts are due within 30 days from invoicing. The article will only be published once full payment has been received.

Since Phronimon encourages researchers from marginalised groups and communities to submit articles, authors could apply to be exempted from the APC. Since each application will be considered on its own merit a motivation needs to be provided. Send the application to the Editor (cloetm@unisa.ac.za) when submitting your article. No author would be discriminated against in any way when exemption from the APC is granted.


Manuscripts containing unoriginal content will not be considered for publication in the journal. Plagiarism is defined as the use of another's work, words or ideas without attribution or permission, and representation of them as one's own original work. Plagiarism may take many forms, ranging from major plagiarism (the copy-and-paste of large amounts of text), to minor plagiarism without dishonest intent (e.g. when an author uses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper) and even self-plagiarism (the reuse of significant, identical or near-identical portions of one's own work without citing the original version).

Phronimon subscribes to plagiarism detection software and all contributions submitted to the journal will be scanned to verify originality. Ithenticate (http://www.ithenticate.com/) is currently used.

If major plagiarism is brought to light after a manuscript has been published, the journal will proceed to conduct a preliminary investigation. The journal reserves the right to formally retract such manuscripts and publish statements to reference material as plagiarism.

All records are being archived.


Licencing and Publishing

In consideration for the publication of your article by Unisa Press you hereby agree to grant to Unisa Press an irrevocable nonexclusive license to publish in print and electronic format, and further sublicense the article, for the full legal term of copyright and any renewals thereof in all languages throughout the world in all formats, and through any medium of communication.

You shall retain the perpetual royalty-free right to reproduce and publish in print and electronic format, and further sublicense the article in all languages throughout the world in all formats, and through any medium of communication provided that you make reference to the first publication by the Journal and Unisa Press.

Author agreement

The author(s) agrees that the contribution is original work, was not published elsewhere, is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless rejected by Phronimon or withdrawn by the author(s).

By submitting work for consideration to be published in Phronimon, the author(s) agree(s) with all the policies of the journal. The attention of the author(s) is drawn in particular to the policies on copyright, licensing and publication.

Neither the editorial staff, the board nor the publisher accept responsibility for the opinions or viewpoints expressed, or for the correctness of facts and figures.


Phronimon, the University of South Africa and Unisa Press make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained in our publication. However, Phronimon, our agents, and our licensors make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the contributions. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by Phronimon, the University of South Africa and Unisa Press. 

Phronimon, the University of South Africa and Unisa Press shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the content of the publication.


The journal publishes in English.

Open access

Phronimon is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

Articles form this journal can be made available on personal websites and institutional repositories, subject to the following conditions:

1)            Always upload the final version as published at https://upjournals.co.za/index.php/Phronimon/index

2)            Acknowledge the publisher.

Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the DOI as part of the citation to the article.

Publication Frequency

Phronimon publishes one volume per year consisting of two issues in June and December.

Articles are published online as they are finalised. A DOI is immediately allocated. These articles are subsequently assigned to a volume and issue according to the journal's publication schedule. Page numbers are allocated at this stage.

Usage and impact

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SASGPH - Established in 1996


  • To enhance appreciation for Greek philosophy and the Humanities
  • To build national and international relations
  • Student development programmes
  • Opportunity to visit universities abroad
  • Encourage postgraduate studies atthese establishments
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities

Journal History

The South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (SASGPH) was established in 1996, with the primary aims to enhance appreciation for Greek philosophy and the Humanities, as well as the building of national and international relations. Phronimon is the accredited Journal of SASGPH. It aims at high academic quality to meet the highest standards of philosophical expertise. The journal is accessible to readers from a broad range of philosophical disciplines. Preference is given to articles relating to ancient Greek philosophy but contributions from the humanities are also accepted. Phronimon offers an international forum for interdisciplinary research and it encourages a diversity of viewpoints.