banner home

General News

Launch of the Policy Support Facility

The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Secretariat is glad to announce the launch of the Poli [ ... ]

Call for evidence 1 - 30 November 2020

As an academician or researcher, you may well receive regular requests to submit your papers or register for conferences [ ... ]

After publication of the 2006 Academy report on A Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa, the Scholarly Publishing Unit (SPU) was established within ASSAf to implement the ten recommendations contained in the report. Multi-year funding was received from the DST to undertake this task. The main thrusts were to:

  • promote/enhance the standing and effectiveness of South Africa’s research journals, nationally and internationally;

  • improve the productivity/efficacy of publication through different modalities (e.g. electronic publication);

  • establish the South African Journal of Science (SAJS) as a “national asset” of high quality; and

  • ensure that discoveries and insights gained through research published in South African journals were made known to a wider public than the research community itself

Summary: Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa:Recommendations at a Glance