March 28, 2018
A new journal, Scientific African, is set to dramatically increase the scientific recognition of African scientists.
On Monday, 26 March in Kigali, Rwanda, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and Elsevier announced a new, pan-African, peer reviewed, open access publishing journal, dedicated to boosting the global reach and impact of research by Africans.
This new journal, Scientific African, is set to dramatically increase the scientific recognition of African scientists.
Long-time OWSD collaborator Ylann Schemm, director of the Elsevier Foundation which has led many of Elsevier’s initiatives to support science in Africa, was very excited to tell OWSD about this new initiative. “This will give a global platform to African science, and ensure that it achieves the levels of visibility and recognition it deserves,” she said. “It will shine a spotlight on the excellent research that is done on the continent, and amplify its impacts in both the African and international scientific communities.”
The journal will publish peer-reviewed original research from all scientific disciplines, focused on issues of key importance to Africa. It will be coordinated by Fellows from the NEF Community of Scientists, a network of leading scientists from within Africa and abroad, including many NEF Fellows and Ambassadors. Elsevier will contribute its publishing infrastructure at-cost, as well as training to the editorial staff and guidance in terms of marketing, editorial structure and other industry best practices.