PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
11-13 July, 2007
Ezra M. Ondari-Okemwa
This paper explores the challenges and opportunities of scholarly publishing in sub-Saharan
Purpose of the study:
The purpose of the study is to examine scholarly publications produced by scholars in sub-Saharan
The researcher used content analysis to analyze data extracted from the Science Citation Index (SCI), the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).
In general, scholarly publishing in sub-Saharan
- Economic (e.g. lack of funding).
- Technical (e.g. lack of technical infrastructure).
- Environmental (e.g. censorship).
- Invisibility (e.g. a few scholars are interested in publications produced in sub-Saharan
However, with all these challenges there are some opportunities such as:
- Rapid advancements in information technology can make scholars from sub-Saharan
- Scholars in sub-Saharan
For further information:
Abstract and full text available at: http://ocs.sfu.ca/pkp2007/viewabstract.php?id=84