[IRTalk] African Journals on the Directory of Open Access Journals

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Fri May 25 16:22:03 SAST 2018

Dear Colleagues

In an effort to make African scholarly research output more visible, we would like to better understand which journals are currently published in each country in Africa, and also which journals are available as Open Access. Many academic libraries have started offering scholarly journal hosting services using OJS (Open Journal Systems) software, in addition to hosting institutional repositories using open source software such as DSpace.

Through the Directory of Open Access Journal initiative (DOAJ)<https://doaj.org/>, we would like to encourage all African librarians to assist African journals to make the transition to online and open access. If the journal is already online and open access, please apply for the journal to be included in DOAJ by completing the online form<https://doaj.org/application/new>.

The African DOAJ Ambassadors would be more than prepared working with you in making your journal becoming DOAJ compliant. The DOAJ Ambassadors for the African continent include:

Kamel Belhamel (North Africa) kamel at doaj.org<mailto:kamel at doaj.org>
Pascal Soubeiga (West Africa) pascal at doaj.org<mailto:pascal at doaj.org>
Solomon Mekonnen (East Africa) solomon at doaj.org<mailto:solomon at doaj.org>
Ina Smith (Southern Africa) ina at doaj.org<mailto:ina at doaj.org>

The number of scholarly journals per country in Southern Africa included in DOAJ (please visit DOAJ for other African countries):

 Angola: 0
 Botswana: 0
 Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1
 Lesotho: 0
 Madagascar: 0
 Malawi: 0
 Mauritius: 2
 Mozambique: 0
 Namibia: 0
 Seychelles: 0
 South Africa: 89
 Eswatini (Swaziland): 0
 Tanzania: 0
 Zambia: 0
 Zimbabwe: 0

Thank you so much for assisting with this!

Kind regards

Ina Smith
Project Manager: African Open Science Platform<http://africanopenscience.org.za/>
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
DOAJ Ambassador, Southern Africa Region<https://blog.doaj.org/2016/09/07/the-doaj-ambassadors-biographies/>
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