About De Jure
De Jure was published for the first time in 1968 as Scintilla Juris and has been systematically built up from its humble beginnings by dedicated academics in the Faculty of Law.
A vast array of articles, notes and case reviews covering the full spectrum of legal fields have appeared in De Jure. In this way, De Jure has made a significant contribution to the development of legal science in South Africa. Contributions published in the journal have frequently been cited, both by academics and in the courts.
The journal accepts articles, notes, case discussions and book reviews in both English and Afrikaans. Contributions in any of the other official languages in South Africa will also be considered, as will contributions in Dutch or Flemish. All contributions are subjected to blind peer review to ensure that every contribution that is published reflects quality research and makes a real contribution to the current discourse in law. Furthermore, the editorial team encourages young researchers to submit contributions as it is an objective of the journal to promote capacity building within legal research.
De Jure was originally a subscription based, hard copy, journal. From 2009 LexisNexis, the former publishers, have made a pdf version of the journal available to all subscribers on My LexisNexis. Since 2011 the Pretoria University Law Press has made a pdf version of the journal available on open access. It is hoped that De Jure will be able to make use of technology to increase the readership and the impact factor of the journal.
To date De Jure has played in the development of the law of South Africa. Every effort will be made to ensure that it remains a flagship of the Faculty of Law, University of Prertoria and of legal science in South Africa.