Journal History

TD was established in 2005 with seed funding of the Dean of Humanities at North-West University's Vaal Triangle Campus in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng South Africa. At the time the objective was to create a potential platform for research publications working on the boundaries of existing disciplines. The search was on for research exploring new areas of knowledge. In many respects the journal has subsequently been an important platform for research work in multi- inter- and transdisciplinary (MIT) fields in academia. Both African and international experts in the field have made contributions to TD on the theoretical aspects of transdisciplinasrity. In recent years there has been a growing interest amongst IT specialists to explore new technologies to publish in TD. Also educationists busy with alternative and different strategies of creating knowledge for teaching and better insights into strategies that work. Also researchers in the field of music studies have used TD in their creative work. A number of philosophers have published in the field which constantly appears to put to the test many conventional assumptions about disciplinarity in a rapidly changing knowledge society that is no longer confined to academia, but also presents itself in citizen science, social media and conventional disciplines in which researchers combine their knowledge skills in specialist fields and agree to collaborate for some boundary work in exploring new fields of knowledge. The type of material suitable for TD should typically deal with some theory on MIT and the methodology used in the research work. Transdisciplinarity is the preferred field for contributions. Authors should clearly be in a position to identify at least three or four disciplines, or knowledge fields, for which their material would be interesting to explore. The themes they deal with should be exciting and be explorative with the prime objective to contribute to new ways of creating an understanding knowledge forms.