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Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews
Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews
There is an enormous amount of academic research in the world. And the number is growing all the time. The volume of research articles doubles every nine years. In...
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages. It’s the mother tongue of nearly
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications...
University libraries hard-hit by depreciating rand
University libraries hard-hit by depreciating rand
University libraries are being “crippled” as budgets struggle to keep pace with the plummeting rand.
Unscrupulous academics buy into 'university 419 scam'
Unscrupulous academics buy into 'university 419 scam'
I check my spam folder and there they are, the daily six or so desperate appeals from widows of African despots to launder their late departed’s...
E-commerce tax will hit disadvantaged students hardest, say experts
E-commerce tax will hit disadvantaged students hardest, say experts
It is already difficult for South Africans to access international academic journals. The most prestigious, which contain the world's leading...
Art of science writing put to the test
Art of science writing put to the test
The commodification of higher education has reached the very top — the PhD. The pressure on faculties of science in higher institutions of...
Hidden levers of science are set to become more accessible to all
Hidden levers of science are set to become more accessible to all
The enterprise we call "science" is probably the largest co-operative effort ever undertaken by humankind. It is the engine that in the...
Publish or be damned
Publish or be damned
Ask almost any academic employee in South Africa what their greatest career fear is and the likely answer will be: "Not getting a journal article...
Stellenbosch takes open access lead
Stellenbosch takes open access lead
Last week Stellenbosch University became the first African university to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge, which is aimed at...

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