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The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), Issue 10, 2009/2010

Thematic Issue: Scholarly Communication and Opening Access to Knowledge


  • Lucienne Abrahams, LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, P O Box 601, Wits, 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa; and
  • Eve Gray, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town, South Africa

Special thanks for refereeing on this issue to: Leslie Chan, University of Toronto at Scarborough (Canada); Jean-Claude Guédon, Université de Montréal (Canada); Colin Steele, Australian National University (Australia); and Ewan Sutherland (Belgium). The research reported in this issue of AJIC was made possible through the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada), Shuttleworth Foundation (South Africa), and the Department for International Development (DFID, UK).


AJIC 10 Full-issue PDF

Editors' Comment - Lucienne Abrahams and Eve Gray

Access to Africa’s Knowledge: Publishing Development Research and Measuring Value - Eve Gray

Research Productivity-Visibility-Accessibility and Scholarly Communication in Southern African Universities - Lucienne Abrahams, Mark Burke and Johann Mouton

Copyright and Education in Africa: Lessons on African Copyright and Access to Knowledge - Tobias Schonwetter, Jeremy de Beer, Dick Kawooya and Achal Prabhala

'Dazzling Technologies': Addressing the Digital Divide in the Southern African Universities - Piyushi Kotecha

Institutional Review: Open Access and Open Knowledge Production Processes: Lessons from CODESRIA - Francis Nyamnjoh

Case Notes: Open Access Advocacy Workshop: Maximising Research Quality and Impact - Iryna Kuchma and Kondwani Wella

Legislative Review: Review of IPR Act and Regulations: Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, No 51 of 2008, Republic of South Africa - Prialoshni Chetty

Book Reviews Compilation: Open Access Books on Open Scholarly Communications - Andrew Rens, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Kevin Williams and Eve Gray