Tag Archives: Open Access

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 […]

Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa

New Open Access Book: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect? Press release by Alison Major, Marketing & Distribution Manager for University College London (UCL Press). UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa. Download free […]

DR Congo province monographs and more

RMCA publications Online publications These on-line publications can be accessed and downloaded free of charge. Currently four series are available online (digital series): Monographs of the DR Congo Provinces (Monographies des provinces de la République démocratique du Congo) This collection of 26 monographs is part of an ongoing project on the new provinces of the DR Congo. […]

East African history resources from British Library

Exciting news of British cartographic materials for historical research available online. The British Library has catalogued, conserved and digitised over 550 military intelligence maps and associated documents from the War Office Archive relating to the former British East Africa (modern-day Kenya, Uganda and adjacent parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia and […]

Indigenous publishing in Africa

Hans Zell’s “Indigenous publishing in Africa – the need for research, documentation, and collaboration” is available as a pre-print at Academia.edu. This contribution to the collection, Coming of Age. Strides in African Publishing. Essays in Honour of Dr. Henry Chakava @ 70, is to be published by East African Educational Publishers Ltd, Nairobi, later this month. The book will […]

Ethical Access to “Music Time in Africa”

A recent NEH award of $260,000 to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor supports the digitization and online access to an archive of African popular music dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. It includes about 7,500 hours of audio recordings, program scripts and field notes. The materials were collected and created by Leo Sarkisian for the Voice of […]

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2016

We’ve reported on (well, linked to) Beale‘s work here for a few years now (since Feb. 2013). This important resource for scholars seeking reliable Open Access journals (and working to avoid potential pitfalls) continues to attract much attention according to our site statistics, so it’s a great pleasure to provide this year’s update today. Beall’s List of Predatory […]