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Title Seeking impact and visibility : scholarly communication in Southern Africa. / Henry Trotter [and others]
Published Cape Town, South Africa : Africa Minds, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations
Summary African scholarly research is relatively invisible globally because even though research production on the continent is growing in absolute terms, it is falling in comparative terms. In addition, traditional metrics of visibility, such as the Impact Factor, fail to make legible all African scholarly production. Many African universities also do not take a strategic approach to scholarly communication to broaden the reach of their scholars' work. To address this challenge, the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP) was established to help raise the visibility of African scholarship by mapping current research and communication practices in Southern African universities and by recommending and piloting technical and administrative innovations based on open access dissemination principles. To do this, SCAP conducted extensive research in four faculties at the Universities of Botswana, Cape Town, Mauritius and Namibia
Notes Electronic version available
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 17, 2014)
Subject Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations -- Africa, Southern.
Communication in learning and scholarship -- Africa, Southern.
Open access publishing -- Africa, Southern.
Research -- Publishing -- Africa, Southern.
Scholarly publishing -- Africa, Southern.
Universities and colleges -- Africa, Southern.
Form Electronic book
Author Trotter, Henry, author
ISBN 1620677555
9781620677551 (e-book)