How Accessible are Journal Articles on Education Written by Sub-Saharan Africa-based Researchers?
Development and Change
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Asare, S., Mitchell, R., & Rose, P. (2021). How Accessible are Journal Articles on Education Written by Sub-Saharan Africa-based Researchers?. Development and Change https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12639
This article investigates the extent to which education publications authored by researchers based in sub-Saharan Africa are published as Open Access. We draw on bibliometric analysis of 1,858 peer-reviewed articles over the period 2010-2018, together with interviews with 31 academics based in the region. Overall, we find a steady increase in Open Access publishing in the region over this period, although the proportion of Open Access publications remains low. However, Open Access articles by researchers in sub-Saharan Africa are concentrated in journals with a lower impact factor as authors in sub-Saharan Africa tend to publish in higher quality journals behind a paywall, rather than in lower quality journals that either have no or lower cost for Open Access.
Education Sub-Saharan Africa; Jacobs Foundation
Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) (unknown)
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12639
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/315312
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