Van Der Waag, Ian J. (1997)

CITATION: Van Der Waag, I. J. 1997. Editorial. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 27:iv.

The original publication is available at http://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za


Militaria has indeed seen many changes since the first issue appeared in 1969. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the debate on matters relating to South African military affairs. Oscillating between a military-history and a multi-disciplinary content, Militaria has over the past 28 years, seen 105 issues and has contained some 520 multifarious articles. Despite immediate popularity in military and civilian circles (circulation increased by 50 percent in 1971 and has since been maintained at around 3000), Militaria became a quarterly and then a biannual journal, instead of appearing once every second month. This was caused by a number of related forces, not the least being financial stringency and the changing needs of the then South African Defence Force.

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