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Workshop on the benefits of Open Access publishing for researchers

Learn more about the benefits of Open Access and the Library’s Open Access initiatives. The workshop will cover the following:   The philosophy and benefits of Open Access publishing SUNScholar (Stellenbosch University’s digital research repository) Finding Open Access journals in … Continue reading




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African Journal of Nephrology – new issue

African Journal of Nephrology has just published its latest issue at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/ajn. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our website to access the full-text articles. Best regards Alain Assounga and Razeen Davids African … Continue reading




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13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished

An interesting study regarding predatory journals has been published. “Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison” by Shamseer et al identifies 13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished from … Continue reading




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Promoting your articles to increase your digital identity and research impact

Self-archiving your articles in your institutional repository may increase reach and impact.   For ten ways of promoting your research output and increasing impact, read the full article by Jon Tennant here: http://blog.scienceopen.com/2017/03/promoting-your-articles-to-increase-your-digital-identity-and-research-impact/




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South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

The latest edition of South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science is now available at http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub Table of Contents: Provision of library services to people with disabilities in Malawi By Aubrey Harvey Chaputula, Patrick Mapulanga The impact of new … Continue reading




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Stellenbosch University joins MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) Institutional Membership Programme

Stellenbosch University has joined the Institutional Membership Programme of MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), an academic open-access publisher. In terms of the membership programme, corresponding authors associated with the University will receive a 10% discount on MDPI’s Article Processing Charges. … Continue reading




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Workshop: Submiting your thesis/dissertation to SUNScholar

Are you ready to submit your thesis, dissertation or article to the Library’s digital research repository? This library training opportunity for postgraduate students or staff is designed to provide practical guidance to those ready to submit their thesis/dissertation into SUNScholar. … Continue reading




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Library Open Access Publication Fund: important notice

Dear Colleagues   Please take note of the following announcement that was posted on the OAP Fund website this morning:   Announcement 27 January 2017 A limited amount has been made available for an interim period for the funding of … Continue reading




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Beall’s list of predatory publishers removed

Beall’s list of predatory publishers removed An academic librarian’s lists of “predatory” journals and publishers vanished from the internet without explanation. Read more: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/18/librarians-list-predatory-journals-reportedly-removed-due-threats-and-politics http://retractionwatch.com/2017/01/17/bealls-list-potential-predatory-publishers-go-dark/




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Submission to SUNScholar

* Please share with colleagues/students where applicable. ALL CORRESPONDENCE MUST BE SEND TO scholar@sun.ac.za  Submission to SUNScholar SUNScholar is now open to receive new nominations for the March 2017 graduation period. Guidelines for submission into SUNScholar is available at Library … Continue reading




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