Project time line: 2015 – 2017 (completed)

This systematic study of scientific journals and scholarly publishing in South Africa followed up on earlier studies done in 2006 and 2009. These earlier studies, commissioned by the Academy of Science of South Africa, were also done by CREST.

The current project took place against the backdrop of astronishing increases in scholarly ouputs since 2005 that have resulted, inter alia, from changes in the way scientific articles are subsidised by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Research team