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Strengthening Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Assessing the Potential of Online Systems

Author: Samuel Smith Esseh, John Willinsky
Organisation: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of British Columbia
Publish Date: 2006
Country: Africa
Sector: Technology
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Africa, Scholarly Publishing, Strategy, Libraries

After all that has gone into improving research library access to online publications in Africa, and now that access to research, internet bandwidth and librarian technical skills are improving, the next logical step in this strategy is to direct these developments toward the support of local scholarly publishing initiatives that will increase access to African research and advance local research capacities. This project is intended to research and assess the potential contribution of online publishing systems for African scholarly journals. Working in association with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at the University of British Columbia, Samuel Smith Esseh will visit 6-8 universities across sub-Saharan Africa, to meet with and survey journal editors and academic librarians in an effort to assess both the current state of scholarly journal publishing and the potential value of utilizing online journal management and publishing systems that could increase both African research and global access to African research
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