National Scholarly Editors’ Forum
The establishment of a forum of editors of national scholarly journals has been accomplished, and the Forum has to date held five very successful and well-attended meetings of editors of national scholarly journals (July 2007, October 2008, June 2009, July 2010 and July 2011). These meetings have inter alia had the following significant outcomes: (a) A mandate was given to sustain the Forum as a consultative and advisory body managed by the Academy and suitable terms of reference for a National Scholarly Editors’ Forum were drafted and adopted; (b) A National Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review was drafted and adopted; (c) A mandate was given for the envisaged quality assurance regimen of the Academy, based on peer review of discipline-grouped titles. Plenary consultations were also held on many key topics such as copyright issues, open access conversion, open source software, and economies of scale in publishing logistics.
- Book Study
- Incentives for Editors
- Open Access: SciELO SA
- Peer Review Panels
- Online Scientific Writing
- Report on a Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa : Summary