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Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP) (2010 – 2014)

The Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme, funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre, was a large-scale, four-country research and implementation initiative engaging the University of Botswana, the University of Mauritius, the University of Namibia and UCT. The project was aimed at promoting open access paradigms as a means of making the scholarship of Sub-Saharan researchers more visible, and was largely focused on the exploration of new affordable business models for open online scholarly publishing as well as the establishment of infrastructure such as repositories to promote open content sharing. The project had three central pillars to its project activity and institutional engagement: policy and infrastructure for open access publishing; economic aspects of open access publishing (sustainability, licensing models); and modalities for developing scholarly performance metrics.

Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme outputs

Trotter, H., Kell, C., Willmers, M., Gray, E. & King, T. (2014) Seeking impact and visibility: Scholarly Communication in Southern Africa. Synthesis report. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2310

Czerniewicz, L., Kell, C., Willmers, M. & King, T. (2014) Changing research communication practices and open scholarship: A framework for analysis. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/9068

Kell, C and Czerniewicz, L (2016) Visibility of Scholarly Research and Changing Research Communication Practices: A Case Study from Namibia, In Esposito, A (2016) Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry. Hershey, available at https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/23990

Neylon, C., Willmers, M. & King, T. (2014) Impact beyond citation: An introduction to Altmetrics. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2314

Neylon, C., Willmers, M. & King, T. (2014) Rethinking impact: Applying Altmetrics to Southern African Research. Available at:

https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2316

Swan, A., Willmers, M. & King, T. (2014) Opening access to Southern African research: Recommendations for university managers. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2313

Swan, A., Willmers, M. & King, T. (2014) Research publishing models: A guide for university managers. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2315  

Swan, A., Willmers, M. & King, T. (2014) Costs and benefits of open access: A guide for managers in South African higher education. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2324

Trotter, H., Kell, C., Willmers, M., Gray, E. & King, T. (2014) Scholarly communication at the University of Cape Town: Case study report. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2367

Trotter, H., Kell, C., Willmers, M., Gray, E. & Beeharry, G.K. & King, T. (2014) Scholarly communication at the University of Mauritius: Case study report. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2389

Trotter, H., Kell, C., Willmers, M., Gray, E., Mchombu, K. & King, T. (2014) Scholarly communication at the University of Namibia: Case study report. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2378

Trotter, H., Kell, C., Willmers, M., Gray, E. & Totolo, A. & King, T. (2014) Scholarly communication at the University of Botswana: Case study report. Available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2356