African scientific journal will be open access

Scientific African, a new open-access journal from Elsevier, will showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. The publisher claims it will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. Introduced recently in Kigali at the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, the first issue is scheduled to be published at the end of summer 2018.

There is a big funding gap for science research in Africa. This creates a vicious cycle for African scientists who have issues accessing research and also publishing their work in places that will give them recognition.

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