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National Scholarly Book Publishers’ Forum (NSBPF) Conference on Local content, global reach: the value of South African scholarly publishers

25 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Scholarly book publishers present the foundational research that is drawn upon by policymakers, journalists, authors and researchers across the globe. ASSAf’s NSBPF is a representative body of publishers dedicated to the promotion of the scholarly book publishing sector in South Africa. In order to highlight and promote the value of local scholarly publishers to various stakeholders, including the academy and government departments, the NSBPF presents a conference on Local content, global reach: the value of South African scholarly publishers.

The conference aims to raise awareness of the contribution made by South Africa’s scholarly publishing sector to its national research mission, to promote an understanding of the rigour of its processes, and to create a better understanding of the need for resource allocation to ensure its ongoing survival.

Main attractions

-The value of local scholarly book publishing in South Africa

-The quality of local scholarly books

-Open Access and the costs of publishing

-Ethics and standards


-Knowledge dissemination models


25 July
8:00 am - 5:00 pm