SciELO SA User Group Meeting

10 December 2018, 12:33


The SciELO SA User Group Meeting took place on 21 November 2018 at the Southern Sun Hotel in Johannesburg. Fifty-five journal representatives attended the meeting.

Prof Robin Crewe, Chair of the Committee of Scholarly Publishing in South Africa, opened the meeting with a welcome and introductory message. The meeting consisted of two different sessions. The first session focused on SciELO SA feedback and new developments within the SciELO Network. The second was a practical session, with presentations on the tools that can be used by journals for compliance, performance assessment and marketing. Speakers included Susan Veldsman, Louise van Heerden, Nadine van der Merwe, Nadia Grobler and Sbonga Dlamini, all from the Academy of Science of South Africa.

The sessions allowed for questions and feedback throughout. This led to very interesting discussions and feedback from the attendees which will be incorporated into the new criteria guidelines and timeline for SciELO SA journals.