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Author processing charges – greater visibility to APCs: amount, currency, URL

This was posted by DOAJ on 10/02/2015 but the data is still relevant. There has been a lot of focus in research on author processing charges (APCs) and submission charges, and DOAJ data is often used as a basis of that research. Heather Morrison’s recent article in Publications and Walt Crawford’s research published in Cites and Insights are two very recent examples.

DOAJ wants to raise the visibility of charges information even further to facilitate future research and to make it easier for authors, researchers and funders to make informed decisions on where to publish. Read more…


DHET (South Africa) Communiqué 2 of 2015 – August 2015 – Research Output Policy (2015)

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) recently published Research Output Policy (2015) in the government gazette (Vol. 597 11 March 2015, No. 38552). This policy is a newly revised version of the Policy and Procedures for Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions of 2003.

The revised policy will be effective from 1 January 2016, and will therefore be applicable to the 2016 research outputs that will be evaluated in 2017 and onwards. The purpose of this communication is to explain the key amendments incorporated in the revised policy and their implications thereof.

This new report includes the Norwegain List as well as Conference proceedings. Get PDF

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