is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.
‘‘One of the motivating factors that led to the establishment of the African Journal of Biotechnology – AJB, www.academicjournals.org/AJB – was to have an international journal that publicised the current research going on in African countries
The vast majority of journals published in Africa today are languishing in obscurity because they are not known outside their institutions or region. Many journals published in Ghana, for example, cannot be found in universities or research institutions in Kenya. Furthermore, African researchers often lack access to foreign journals as most of the universities’ libraries cannot afford to buy these journals anymore. On the other hand, the scarcity of African journals in the libraries of the developed countries or on the Internet makes it difficult for anyone outside Africa to find information on some issues peculiar to the continent.’’
Read full article. Tonukari NJ. (2005). An African E-Journal. INASP Newsletter: No. 29, Summer 2005
Due to the success of AJB, Academic Journals was encouraged to commence publication of other open access journals. These include:
Our mission is to accelerate the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of high quality research articles using the open access model.
Open Access is a publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community without restriction through the internet. Thus, all articles published under open access can be accessed by anyone with internet
connection. Academic Journals strongly supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts of all articles published by Academic Journals are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication.
We strongly believe that the open access model will spur research across the world especially in developing nations, as researchers gain unrestricted access to high quality research articles.
Prof. George Nkem Ude, Bowie State University, Maryland, USA
Prof. N. John Tonukari, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Dr. Bright Agindotan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
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