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Category Archives: 2nd Quarter 2016

New Faces at ASSAf

23 June 2016, 08:47

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Edith Shikumo was appointed as Liaison Officer in the Academy’s Young Scientist Liaison subprogramme. She is responsible for conceptualisation and coordination of young scientist activities, including the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) growing it as an apex young academy and integrating and mainstreaming young scientist activities among themselves and with other programmes. She [...]

Quest Reaches the Youth

23 June 2016, 08:45

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Quest participated in several events in order to promote science to learners. • From 18 to 23 March 2016, Quest exhibited and presented a physical science lecture to grade 10 to12 learners at the Eding International Science Festival in Polokwane. 20 000 learners from five districts and more than 150 schools attended the festival. About [...]

SciELO SA NEWS

23 June 2016, 08:44

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SciELO SA Advisory Committee The Committee for Scholarly Publishing in South Africa (CSPiSA) has approved the creation of a SciELO SA Advisory Committee. The committee will decide on the criteria to admit and retain journal titles in the collection. An invitation was sent to the SciELO Listserv requesting nominations for a committee member from the [...]

SAJS Uses Social Media for Impact

23 June 2016, 08:41

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The South African Journal of Science (SAJS) has been using social media – Twitter, Facebook and Google+ – to disseminate the latest research published in the journal more widely. Two recent articles, in particular, have received much interest on Twitter. In the March/April 2016 issue, a review article by Charles Griffiths and Tamara Robinson on [...]

ASSAf MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

23 June 2016, 08:38

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Awards Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim Professor Abdool Karim was honoured with this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award for Africa and the Arab States region. Karim is Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University, Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA and Adjunct Professor in Public Health at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of [...]

ASSAf Members feature as NSTF Finalists

23 June 2016, 08:29

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A record number of 12 Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are among the finalists of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) in the 2015/2016 NSTF Awards, in partnership with South 32. The highly-acclaimed NSTF Awards recognise outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation for researchers and [...]

ASSAf’s Young Scientist Opportunities

23 June 2016, 08:26

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With the annual national Youth Day month being celebrated in June, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) highlights opportunities available through ASSAf for young scientists in South Africa. The most prestigious of these is membership of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Membership of SAYAS is by election and provides an [...]

Register Journal Titles Here

23 June 2016, 08:19

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Rigorous scrutiny helps inform journals to improve quality and reviews provide important direction to journals on issues that need to be addressed in line with international criteria for best practice. During the first half of this year, ASSAf conducted an analysis of criteria to which high-quality scholarly journals should adhere to be considered for inclusion [...]

ASSAf preserves e-journals

23 June 2016, 08:05

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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is preserving more than 60 journals from the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) South Africa open access platform with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. SciELO SA is South Africa’s premier open-access searchable full-text journal database in service of the South [...]

ORCID Workshop and User Group Meeting

23 June 2016, 08:03

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ASSAf – as an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) Ambassador – invites all scholarly journal editors to a workshop on 19 July 2016 presented in collaboration with ORCID and the National Research Foundation (NRF). An ORCID provides a persistent and unique digital identifier that distinguishes a researcher from every other researcher in the world, [...]