5 Questions about Open Science Answered


Do you have these questions?
· What is “open science”?
· Why are researchers interested in open science? What problems does it aim to address?
· Wait – open science sounds just like the way I learned in school that science works. How can this be new?
· Why isn’t open science the default? What incentives work against open science practices?
· I’m not a scientist; why should I care?
Then read the answers in an article published in The Conversation African Edition (30 May 2017)

Posted: 2017-06-26 More...

Writing a helpful referee's report


The author explains the damaging effects overly negative reports might have on the careers of senior and junior scholars, and advances two rules for writing a helpful report.

Published in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, vol. 39, no. 3, April 2008, pp. 301-306

Posted: 2017-05-09 More...

SciELO South Africa - Top 10 titles


PER / PELJ features in the top 10 used titles in the SciELO South Africa collection. It is the only law journal in the top 10.

Posted: 2017-04-24

NRF requires an ORCID identifier

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors. The NRF requires that all researchers applying for funding and rating to the NRF have an ORCID identifier. Obtain your identifier here -  
Posted: 2017-04-11 More...

NRF and Open Access Research Publication

The National Research Foundation (NRF) embraces Open Access Research Publication. For more information, see  
Posted: 2017-04-11 More...

We are indebted to our peer reviewers!

Peer review is the very basis of the publication process, says Michael E Rose and Willem H Boshoff on the blog, The Conversation.  
Posted: 2017-03-01 More...

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