How can African librarians promote open access journals?

All you have to do is to chose one of these options below – just a number will do – though it would be good to have more information.

  1.  Yes, we do promote open access journals. (Letting us know how would be very interesting to others)
  2. We would like to promote open access journals, but are not sure how to do it. (If you let us know the problems you face, your colleagues might be able provide some ideas)
  3. We do not think it is part of a librarian’s job to promote a particular type of journal; it should be done by someone else in the institution. (We would be interested to hear why you feel this way.)

To reply use the Comment facility on this blog or e-mail me – Jean Shaw jgreigshaw@talktalk.net

Why have we asked this question? Part of an article by Gozda Zorlu in SciDevNet points out that the support infrastructure for African health sciences includes persuading researchers to use open access for their publications so that new knowledge becomes freely available.

We will let you know the answers – so please reply.

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About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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