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Partnerships help boost the reach, quality and discoverability of African research

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Schemm Y. Partnerships help boost the reach, quality and discoverability of African research. Elsevier Connect 2014
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'Much of the research done in Africa is hard to find - for scientists locally or anywhere else in the world. The numbers are promising, however: from 1996 to 2012, scientific research papers with an African author quadrupled from 12,500 to over 52,000. Put another way, African author article share nearly doubled during this decade from 1.2 percent to 2.3 percent...

'Founded a decade ago, the African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP)... pairs African health and medical journals with leading biomedical journals from the US and UK. It was launched at a time when African researchers increasingly declined to publish in local journals...

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Ylann Schemm
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2014
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September