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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Lexicography
Language English, Afrikaans, Dutch, French, German
Edited by Johan C. M. D. du Plessis
Publication details
Bureau of the WAT (Republic of South Africa)
Publication history
Frequency Annually
ISSN 1684-4904
OCLC no. 474558959

Lexikos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of lexicography, established in 1991. It is published by Bureau of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal of the association the African Association for Lexicography. It became the official journal of the latter in 1996. It appears annually and publishes contributions in English, Afrikaans, Dutch, French and German (with abstracts in English). The editor in chief is Johan C. M. D. du Plessis.

Aims and scope[edit]

Being the only lexicographic journal in Africa, Lexikos aims at stimulating discussion among researchers both on the continent and in the other parts of the world.[1] Its scope encompasses not only lexicography, but also its relations with other fields, such as computer science or general linguistics.[2]

The journal publishes the following types of contributions:[3]

  • Research papers
  • Contemplative articles, reflecting on existing research and theories
  • Review articles and reviews
  • Discussions of projects
  • Lexiconotes - short articles concerning various practical problems and suggestions
  • Lexicovaria - announcements and press releases aimed at practicing lexicographers
  • Reports on workshops and conferences

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is indexed in the following services:


  1. ^ "Lexikos". Bureau of the WAT. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lexikos". African Journals Online. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lexikos: Instructions to Authors". Bureau of the WAT. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 

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