NISC News

International Year of Plant Health Special Issue

16 December 2020 • Announcements & Notices
Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet we often don’t think about keeping them healthy. This can have devastating results. The United National General Assembly declared...

Linefish Resilience in the Anthropocene - Special Issue

27 October 2020 • Announcements & Notices
‘Linefish’ is a uniquely South African term used to describe marine fishes that are captured using hook and line. The South African linefishery is a complex socio-ecological system that has a considerable impact on the...

2020 brings changes to IPJP

19 October 2020 • Announcements & Notices
The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology (IPJP), lead by new Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Gregory Swer, is now accepting manuscript submissions through ScholarOne, a comprehensive workflow-management system for scholarly journals.  With the world of research constantly moving, ScholarOne Manuscripts...

Southern Ground-Hornbill awarded Bird of the Year

8 October 2020 • Announcements & Notices
The Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri is considered Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and has been announced the Bird of the Year for 2020. Not only is this bird featured on the cover of Volume...

Celebration: 90 Years of Ostrich

29 September 2020 • Announcements & Notices
An overview of the history of Ostrich Journal of African Ornithology is featured in Volume 91, Issue 3. The Editorial, written by Editor-in-Chief Dr Alan Lee is focussed on trends and developments that have arisen through the years...
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The editorial experience was excellent: the reviewers were timely and their feedback was generative. The co-editor of the special issue was proactive about communicating information to me. In latter stages, the staff that shepherded the essay through the copy-editing stages was also very helpful and in good contact.
- Author - Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies
Perhaps the most important change, in terms of bringing the Journal to a wider audience, has been its publishing in collaboration with the NISC (Pty) Ltd.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
A very supportive, personal and committed editorial team, which takes quality of the work very seriously. I learned a lot through the experience of publishing with Anthropology Southern Africa, and felt supported throughout the process.
- Author - Anthropology Southern Africa
It has been an enriching experience working with such enthusiastic and professional people at NISC who have become more friends than business partners over the years.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
The NISC partnership has benefited the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology by bringing sustainability, additional branding and marketing, a wider reach through its websites, and the added value of expertise in the very competitive world of publishing.
- Chris Stones, IPJP Editor-in-Chief since 2003