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Development Finance: Journals

Mainly for students studying MPhil and Post Graduate Diploma in Development Finance

e-Journals A-Z list

Alphabetical list of all the electronic journals that the SU Library Service subscribes to.

What is an academic/peer reviewed journal?

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

Where to publish

What is predatory publishing?

Jeffrey Beall (2012) discription of predatory publishing:

Then came predatory publishers, which publish counterfeit journals to exploit the open-access model in which the author pays. These predatory publishers are   dishonest and lack transparency. They aim to dupe researchers, especially those inexperienced in scholarly communication. They set up websites that closely resemble those of legitimate online publishers, and pbulish journals or questionable and downright low quality.  Many purport to be headquartered in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada or Autralia but really hail from Pakistan, India or Nigeria. Some predatory publishers spam researchers, soliciting manuscripts but failing to mention the required author fee.

Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature489(7415), 179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/489179a

Useful library links

Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund

The SU Open Access Fund is used to support Stellenbosch University researchers publishing in open access journals.