Models for publishing in African Studies

A guest post on Ton Dietz‘s blog (“Publish or Perish in African Studies: new ways to valorize research” posted on September 14, 2015 by ) offers a nice summary of African and western, as well as academic and publisher perspectives on the current status and range of publishing models. Dietz is Director of the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Stephanie IAIThis guest blog was written by Stephanie Kitchen, Managing Editor, International African Institute. With Hartmut Bergenthum (Frankfurt University Library), she convened a panel entitled ‘Publish or Perish in African Studies: new ways to valorize research’ during the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 6) on 8 July 2015 in Paris. Full abstracts of the panel are available here.

Africa, the journal of the IAI is published by Cambridge University Press. It “aims to give increased attention to African production of knowledge, highlighting the work of local African thinkers and writers, emerging social and cultural trends ‘on the ground’, and links between local and national levels of society.”

Many thanks for the helpful post!

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