Professor Johann Mouton is the director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Scientometrics and STI Policy and and professor at CREST. He is on the editorial board of five international journals including Science and Public Policy, Science, Technology and Society and Minerva. He has authored or co-authored 10 monographs including The practice of social research (2002, with E Babbie), How to succeed in your Masters and doctoral studies (2001) and Doctoral education in South Africa (with Nico Cloete, 2015). He has also edited or co-edited 9 books, published 90 articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in books, written more than 100 contract and technical reports and given more than 200 papers at national and international conferences and seminars. He has presented more than 60 workshops on research methodology, post-graduate supervision and bibliometrics and supervised more than 100 doctoral and master’s students. He has received two prizes from the Academy for Science and Arts in South Africa including one for his contribution to the promotion of research methodology in South Africa. He established the African Doctoral Academy (ADA) in 2009. In 2012 he was elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa. In 2020 he was listed in the second edition of ASSAf’s publication on The legends of South African science. He was lead or co-author on the following recent books and major reports – Building a new cadre of researchers in South Africa (2017), The next generation of scientists in Africa (2018) scientists; The quality of South Africa’s research publications (2019), The state of the South African research enterprise (2019) and A review of the NRDS and TYIP (2020).
He is currently working on predatory publishing, funding of science in Africa, the mobility of South African doctoral graduates and the state of knowledge production at SA universities.