Research Database for Africa
Database aims to put African research on the map
15 June 2009, on SciDev.Net, Munyaradzi Makoni reports that:
An attempt to make African science more visible by tracking the scientific publications of the continent's scientists is underway.
Africa Science Trackers (AST), based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, aims to record every peer-reviewed paper by African scientists published in both national and international journals as well as information available through non-conventional channels — so-called 'grey literature' — since 2000.
AST has already collated information on more than 200 electronic and print journals from the continent, most of which come from Nigeria and South Africa.
Image Legend: There is good peer-reviewed science on the continent but this science, for various reasons, is not visible. Source: SciDev.Net