oa South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - Editorial

Volume 84 Number 2
  • ISSN : 0256-8861



The inclusion of SAJLIS on SciELO South Africa (the premier open access full-text database of selected South African scholarly journals) – an outcome of the journal’s recent Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) peer review evaluation – required some adjustment to its publication process. SciELO SA, in its promotion of the publication of online journals, has encouraged the publication of both issues of SAJLIS within the year of issue. In addition, the platform encourages ‘continuous publishing’ which involves publishing articles as they are ready. According to ASSAf, “this is becoming more popular with journals and is preferred by authors as the articles can be accessed and cited sooner than when an issue is published when all the articles are ready”. In this context of new trends in scholarly publishing, SAJLIS trials in this issue the concept of ‘continuous publishing’ by bringing out issue 84(2) with the four manuscripts that were ready for publication by December 2018, with the intention that others may be added as they become available.

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