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How Accessible are Journal Articles on Education Written by Sub-Saharan Africa-based Researchers?

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Journal Article
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Title
How Accessible are Journal Articles on Education Written by Sub-Saharan Africa-based Researchers?
Abstract
This article investigates the extent to which education publications authored by researchers based in sub-Saharan Africa are published as open access (OA). We draw on bibliometric analysis of 1,858 peer-reviewed articles over the period 2010‒18, together with interviews with 31 academics based in the region. Overall, we find a steady increase in OA publishing in the region over this period, although the proportion of OA publications remains low. The study finds that: (1) open access articles by researchers in sub-Saharan Africa are concentrated in journals with a lower impact factor; and (2) 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.
Publication
Development and Change
Volume
0
Issue
0
Date
2021
Language
en
ISSN
1467-7660
Accessed
10/02/2021, 01:19
Library Catalog
Wiley Online Library
Citation
Asare, S., Mitchell, R., & Rose, P. (2021). How Accessible are Journal Articles on Education Written by Sub-Saharan Africa-based Researchers? Development and Change, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12639