University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town Libraries
Scholarly Communication and Publishing2020 CONTACT:
Jill Claassen, Section Manager: Scholarly Communication and Research
To make African scholarship openly accessible so that Africans can contribute to and participate in creating knowledge for Africa. Driven by social justice imperatives, African scholarship then moves from the periphery of the knowledge economy to the epicentre.
Location: South Africa
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 40%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 3
- Library Operating Budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: campus-based faculty-driven journals; ETDs; faculty conference papers and proceedings; monographs; technical/research reports; textbooks; Open Educational Resources; MOOCs; Policy Briefs.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||5||5|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings||104||104|
|Journals for External Groups|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings||12||12|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses|
2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.
Other/Additional Publishing Activities:
- Library Publishing Activities: Policy Briefs (94)
- social science
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs
Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Best publications to refer to our program: open access scholarship
Technologies & Services
- DOI distribution
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISBN registry
- ISSN registry
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Library publishing at the University of Cape Town has expanded. To grow the service nationally and on the African continent, it is envisaged that a continental publishing platform will be developed by 2020. By doing this, African scholarship will grow and be accessible to an international audience. The continental publishing platform will cater for the need of technical support in Africa.
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