Open access publishing and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture network

Abstract: 
Publishing is an important component of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture’s (RUFORUM) work to improve the quality of postgraduate training and research in the agricultural sciences. But many members of the RUFORUM network are not familiar with the benefits of open access publishing. This article explains the concept, its importance within the African context, ways in which the RUFORUM community can take advantage of publishing research articles in an open access format, and ways to evaluate open access journals in order to ensure that the most appropriate journal is selected.
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Date of publication: 
2014
Region Focus: 
Africa Wide
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Collection: 
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
Licence conditions: 
Open Access
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Form: 
Printed resource
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Extent: 
27 - 35