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Open Access in higher education in South Africa

Posted on: Thu, 2017-08-31 - 14:31 By: danie

Open Access in higher education in South Africa

Misconceptions about what Open Access (OA) really means may have contributed to the slow uptake and support thereof, worldwide. Through the years academics have published articles with leading commercial enterprises and invariably signed away their copyright to publishers. Many African researchers can still not afford the fees to have their research published and have to pay to get access to citations. All of this results in a slow, closed, and costly process.

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