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Title:Alternative publishing distribution models for African journals with reference to 'Africa: the Journal of the International African Institute'
Author:Kitchen, StephanieISNI
Periodical:African Research and Documentation
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African studies
Abstract:This paper considers different publishing and distribution models for African studies journals. The case considered in detail is that of 'Africa', the journal of the International African Institute (IAI). The author discusses the publishing model employed by the institute for its journal, some other comparable African studies journals, and the dissemination of journals edited from Africa. Attention is paid to the shift to electronic publishing, financial and subscription models, the geographical distribution of 'Africa' subscribers, and the problems involved in Open Access, particularly for journals published in Africa, which depend on subscription income. Following from her experiences of publishing an African studies journal, the author offers some reflections on the possible directions of publishing African journals in the era of electronic publishing. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]