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Taylor and Francis in South Africa

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Webinars for students and researchers in Southern Africa

Ethics & Integrity in Scholarly Publishing, Wednesday 3rd November

This interactive webinar will cover common ethical issues in scholarly publishing and provide tips on how to avoid these pitfalls. We will go into detail on the responsibilities of authorship and the importance of ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. . There will be plenty of time for questions. The material will be relevant to science, social science, and humanities researchers.


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Increasing the visibility and impact of your research

Hear from our social media expert and head of researcher marketing on how to identify the best channels, platforms, and techniques to promote your research.


Introduction to Open Research & Open Access

An introduction to the Global Open Research movement in publishing, including the basics of how Open Access works, and advice on how to identify and avoid predatory publishing. 


The Research Publication Cycle

Watch presentations from our in-house experts and external editors on the research publication cycle. 


Publishing Trends & How to get Published in Academic Journals 

Understand publishing trends, both globally and in Africa, with a guide on how to get published from our Journal Editor Board.


Access Your Content

All institutions of the South African National Library and Information Consortium have access:

Science & Technology Library

A highly regarded library of 530+ journals, covering the following subjects:

  • Biological, Earth, Environment & Food Science
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering, Computing & Technology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Sports Science & Medicine

Social Science & Humanities Library

1,450 peer-reviewed journals covering a huge range of disciplines including:

  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Heritage
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business, Management & Economics
  • Criminology & Law
  • Mental Health & Social Care
  • Psychology

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South African journals published by Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis publish a range of journals specific to South Africa. You can browse through these journals here. Below are some highlights:

Learn more about Taylor & Francis content related to Africa

Co-publication with UNISA (University of South Africa) Press and NISC

As the only international academic publisher with an editorial team on the continent, Taylor & Francis Africa is embedded in the local and regional environment. This puts us in a strong position to work closely with key institutions, learned societies, and government stakeholders to enable the creation and dissemination of African research in the global arena.

Key to our success in the region are our long-standing co-publishing partnerships with South African publishers, with around half of the South African portfolio co-published with NISC and Unisa Press.

We also work closely with co-publishers, institutes, and organizations to provide workshops, training, and resources for researchers.

South African Research published by Taylor & Francis

Researchers in South Africa have published over 50,000 articles with Taylor & Francis.

In 2020, 3428 articles were published, accounting for 17.2% of the total research output from South Africa that year. These numbers are steadily rising, from 2802 in 2019, and 2669 in 2018.

Highly-cited Taylor & Francis content from South Africa


Article Journal Citations
Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition) Autophagy 2706
Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelines Journal Of Extracellular Vesicles 872
Resistance, acquiescence or incorporation? An introduction to land grabbing and political reactions 'from below' Journal Of Peasant Studies 201
An introduction to quantum machine learning Contemporary Physics 150
Trauma and PTSD in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys European Journal Of Psychotraumatology 149
Modelling quality dynamics, business value and firm performance in a big data analytics environment International Journal Of Production Research 148
The three meanings of meaning in life: Distinguishing coherence, purpose, and significance Journal Of Positive Psychology 143
Evaluation of residual stress in stainless steel 316L and Ti6Al4V samples produced by selective laser melting This paper investigates the residual stress distribution in SLM-made parts and suggests thermal gradient control strategies Virtual And Physical Prototyping 116
Study on the removal of heavy metal ions from industry waste by carbon nanotubes: Effect of the surface modification: a review Critical Reviews In Environmental Science And Technology 112
The Global Trachoma Mapping Project: Methodology of a 34-Country Population-Based Study Ophthalmic Epidemiology 104


Altmetric Attention Scores are tracked and collated mentions and shares of journal articles and other outputs across social media outlets, blogs, public policy documents, patent citations, post-publication peer-review forums, and online reference managers. 

Altmetric LLP, collect article-level metrics and the online conversations around articles on Taylor & Francis Online, to give an indicator of digital impact and reach. “Mentions” that contain links to any version of the same article are picked up and collated. The result is the Altmetric Attention Score.

Altmetrics demonstrate the impact of research beyond academia. These are some of the highest-scoring South African articles from the last few years.

The Long New Deal

Raj Patel, Jim Goodman

Published in Journal of Peasant Studies, April 2020

mentioned by 1 blog  and 644 tweeters

When are experiments corrupt?

Nimi Hoffmann

published in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, February 2019


A new chancelloriid from the Emu Bay Shale (Cambrian Stage 4) of South Australia

Hao Yun, Glenn A. Brock, Xingliang Zhang, Luoyang Li, Diego C. García-Bellido, John R. Paterson

Published in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, January 2019

Mentioned by 19 news outlets and 33 tweeters

An Exploratory Study of “Fake News” and Media Trust in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Herman Wasserman, Dani Madrid-Morales

Published in African Journalism Studies, August 2019

Mentioned by 10 news outlets, 1 blog, and 26 tweeters

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