About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Over many a decade the Dutch Reformed Theological Journal (1959-2014) – now supplanted by the Stellenbosch Theological Journal (STJ) – has provided a platform for robust theological discourse in which Southern African and international scholars have partaken. As the name suggests, the journal has strong historical roots in the Reformed tradition. However, this has always been coupled with the strong ecumenical commitment. You may expect sound theological research that stretches across all the theological sub-disciplines and even interdisciplinary engagement with other academic fields. To ensure that this rich legacy continues to bear fruit, the NGTT archives (stretching back to 1959!) will gradually be made available here.

Die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif (1959-2014) – voortaan bekend as die Stellenbosch Teologiese Joernaal (STJ) – was vir vele dekades ’n tuiste waar teoloë in Suider Afrika (maar ook vanuit die buiteland) in ’n lewende akademiese diskoers kon deelneem. Soos die naam getuig het die NGTT diep wortels in die gereformeerde tradisie. Dit het egter gepaard gegaan met ’n sterk verbintenis aan ekumenisiteit. Puik teologiese bydraes uit alle sub-dissiplines en selfs interdissiplinêre betrokkenheid is hier te vinde. Om hierdie ryke nalatenskap te laat voortleef sal NGTT argiewe stelselmatig hier beskikbaar gestel word.

Peer Review Process

Articles published in NGTT have always undergone a strict process of double blind peer-review.

Publication Frequency

NGTT was typically published in two standard volumes per year in which articles appeared collectively: June/July and December/January.

In addition to these standard volumes, NGTT also published numerous supplementary volumes such as conference proceedings and Festschrifts to honour the work of respected scholars.

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.


The Dutch Reformed Theological Journal (NGTT) has intimate ties with the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University, where its editorial offices were located. It is with gratitude for significant institutional and administrative support that this relationship is recognised.

NGTT has however always enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the faculties of theology at the University of Pretoria and the University of the Free State. With the birth of Stellenbosch Theological Journal (STJ) these ties have continued through regular interaction and consultation with faculty members of these institutions.

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