An abstract on open source and academic journal publishing. The aim of this paper is twofold: the first is to discuss the development of open source tools for academic publishing, and the second is to examine the necessary specifications for developing and maintaining peer-reviewed electronic journals.

Abstract by Azuka Nzegwu

This paper will focus primarily on the utilization of freeware open-source technologies in academic publishing. The discovery of free software by journal editors is changing the type of knowledge produced, as well as creating a community of new and exciting content producers and publishers. Some of these producers were prevented from participating in traditional print publications by numerous factors, and some of the publishers did not have the financial resources to pursue and sustain a costly venture. Now, the availability of free software has made it possible to cater to a range of academic goals and to produce first rate electronic journals. The aim of this paper is twofold: the first is to discuss the development of open source tools for academic publishing, and the second is to examine the necessary specifications for developing and maintaining peer-reviewed electronic journals. I will analyze the primary requirements, protocols and standards necessary for creating an electronic academic journal and ensuring a successful venture.


Knowledge Project

Africa Knowledge Project is an academic resource that offers journals and databases. Check them out at AKP.

Upcoming Deadlines

CALL FOR PAPERS

Columnists

LivewireRasta Livewire is a leading blog that provides in-depth viewpoints from Rastas in Africa and African Diaspora.

Africa Knowledge Project (AKP) publishes peer-reviewed journals and academic databases.

Ojedi is an online retailer of fine art and exceptional handcrafted pieces from around the world.

Africa House is an Africa and Diasporian gallery. Africa House accepts proposals for submission on a rolling basis.

African Event Posters show posters of events at Africa House.

African Gourmet Dinners shows images of African gourmet dishes.