Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal / Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad

The Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal is published by the Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa. Contributions relevant to development of law are welcomed. 

Editor: Prof Christa Rautenbach

Online ISSN: 1727-3781



PER is upgrading to a new version of OJS (Open Journal Systems) soon!


PER is upgrading to a new version of OJS (Open Journal Systems) soon! Please ensure that you know what these changes mean for you as a user.

The new version will go live in 11 January 2018. Please do not engange with the current website but wait for a few days until the new version is live. Thus, do not upload new submissions, make changes to an existing submissions or upload reviewers reports to the current site.

PER /PELJ will have an exciting new look and feel but your login details will not change.

Please contact us if you expereince any problems with the new site.

All the best of luck for 2018!

christa.rautenbach@nwu.ac.za (editor)


rieette.venter@nwu.ac.za (assistant)

Posted: 2018-01-08 More...

Important Changes in 2018: Please note that PER is upgrading to OJS Version 3

Please take note that PER will be migrating to the next version of OJS in the beginning of 2018. This change will affect all current and future users of PER / PELJ. Please familiarise yourself with the changes!  
Posted: 2017-12-18 More...

Say "Yes!" to Peer Review in Open Access Journals

"There is something to be said about withholding one’s labour when journals are under corporate control, but when it comes to Open Access journals such denial is effectively unacceptable. Make time for it, as others have made time for you."  
Posted: 2017-11-30 More...
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