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Research Insights for 2020: Academic Research In Africa

Over the last few years, research output in Africa has increased significantly. National and international technologies and strategies, and infrastructure for future research development, have all had positive effects on African research output. Yet the continent of Africa still generates less than 1% of the world’s research. Both a lack of funding and global scientific publishing trends have created tensions for those undertaking research in Africa. 


What are the challenges that Nigerian researchers face? This paper highlights the opinions of two academics including: 

  • Open research and publishing
  • Trust and transparency 
  • Digital tools and collaboration 





Tags: academic publishing, authors