Quest: Science for South Africa

Quest Science magazine is a full-colour, quarterly, popular science magazine aimed specifically at the youth and the general public who have an interest in the sciences. It aims to present […]


The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA is South Africa’s premier open-access (free to access and free to publish) searchable full-text journal database in service of the South African research community. The […]

International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022/23 celebrates the importance of the basic sciences for advances in medicine, industry, agriculture, water resources, energy planning, environment, communications and culture, […]

South African Journal of Science (SAJS)

The South African Journal of Science – established in 1903 – is now an electronic-only, open-access, multidisciplinary journal published bimonthly by the Academy of Science of South Africa. Its objective […]

African Scientists Directory

The African Scientists Directory – collaboratively developed by the International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Africa (ROA) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) during 2020, with funding made available by the South […]

ASSAf Research Repository

The ASSAf Research Repository is an institutional platform, providing open access to all research products by ASSAf, thereby increasing its usage, visibility and impact. At the same time it serves […]

African Open Science Platform

Open Science (incl. Open Data) – according to Foster – “is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.”

National Scholarly Editors’ Forum

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Improving and protecting South African research publishing is at the core of a consensus study released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Addressing new possibilities and challenges which have arisen and were exacerbated with the advent of open science, the study, entitled Twelve Years Later: Second ASSAf Report on Research Publishing in and from South Africa (2018) highlights the main issues and unresolved problems still remaining in the system despite progress.