31st January 2022
Taylor & Francis partners with The Conversation Africa to amplify African research
Taylor & Francis and The Conversation Africa announce a renewal of their partnership to facilitate African researchers in increasing public engagement with their work and expertise. By acting as a Funding Partner, Taylor & Francis will work with The Conversation Africa to highlight essential African research and offer Taylor & Francis authors, journal editors, and publishing partners closer links with the African news website.
The Conversation Africa is a voluntary association, established and registered as a non-profit organization on the South African Department of Social Development’s non-profit organization register, and as a public benefit organization with the South African Revenue Services. It is part of a global network of non-profit newsrooms in the UK, the US, France, Spain, Canada, Indonesia, and Australia, making it one of the largest independent news analysis websites in the world.
Pfungwa Nyamukachi, Strategic Partnerships Manager at The Conversation Africa, comments: “The scholarly work of African academics and scientists is vitally important and can have a significant bearing on societal issues. The challenge is that their knowledge and research often remain trapped within universities or within peer-to-peer academic journals.”
“Our mission as The Conversation Africa is to democratize knowledge and amplify the voices of African scientists by putting their academic research into the public domain in a powerful and accessible way. This partnership with Taylor & Francis supports our shared objectives,” she observes.
Dr Janet Remmington, Global Portfolio Director, HSS International, at Taylor & Francis, adds: “The partnership is an excellent fit, serving academic communities while disseminating research findings far and wide. We recognize that African experts across disciplines have made vital contributions to understanding our world, including dealing with Covid and other challenges of our times. We are committed to publishing African research and to highlighting it in the public sphere.”
Nitasha Devasar, Managing Director-India, VP and Commercial lead-India, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, also comments: “Researchers from Africa have made remarkable contributions to the advancement of academic and scientific explorations. The partnership between Taylor & Francis Group and The Conversation Africa will bring the best of local research published in our journals to wider audiences around the world in an accessible way. We look forward to working together with The Conversation Africa, our community of local authors, and knowledge partners to contribute to the diversity and accessibility of validated content.”
Researchers interested in writing for The Conversation Africa should register to become an author at https://theconversation.com/become-an-author. To write for The Conversation, authors must be affiliated with a university or approved research institution and have either a PhD or be a recognized expert teaching in the subject on which they are writing. The Conversation Africa also publishes PhD candidates that have done research and are writing about their research.
Taylor & Francis publishes leading African and African Studies journals, showcasing African research across a spectrum of subject areas, from the arts to zoology, economics to the environment, mathematics to music. Find out more about the publishing portfolio at Taylor & Francis Africa (taylorandfrancis.com) and https://taylorandfrancis.com/contact/global-offices/