oa South African Journal of Science - USAf : putting the ‘Statement on Ethical Research and Scholarly Publishing Practices’ into practice - commentary

Volume 115 Number 11-12
  • ISSN : 0038-2353
  • E-ISSN: 1996-7489



Following a Workshop on the Ethics of Scholarly Publishing on 11 April 2018, and with the collective goal of advancing research integrity in South Africa, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the Council for Higher Education (CHE), the National Research Foundation (NRF), the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Universities South Africa (USAf) signed the joint Statement on Ethical Research and Scholarly Publishing Practices in Pretoria on 31 July 2019.

The signatories were invited by the South African Journal of Science to outline to the South African research community how they individually and collectively will be ‘putting the Statement into practice’.

While it is vital to continuously build the research integrity of South Africa’s national science system, addressing the issue of research and publishing integrity is a system-wide project rather than one that can simply be addressed through interventions at the level of the individual researcher and/or individual institutions.

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