12th June 2017
Taylor & Francis partners with The Conversation Africa to boost engagement with African research
Taylor & Francis and The Conversation Africa announce a new partnership to facilitate African researchers increasing public engagement with their work and expertise. By acting as Funding Partner, Taylor & Francis will work with The Conversation Africa to highlight essential African research and offer T&F authors, journal editors, and publishing partners closer links with the African news website.
The Conversation is an international network of news websites, addressing the news agenda from an academic perspective. TC-Africa was established in 2015, joining Conversation websites in Australia, the UK, France and the US into a global newsroom dedicated to transforming knowledge from universities and research institutions into concise, readable articles. After just two years, TC-Africa has made an indelible footprint, with a reach of over 1.2 million reads a month. With all articles published under a Creative Commons licence, free republishing results in wide global readership of the content written by individual academics.
Commenting on the new partnership, Pfungwa Nyamukachi, Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations for TC-Africa states, “The era of fake news is making it critical that academics and scientists engage with audiences outside traditional peer-to-peer communities. The Conversation Africa has a mission to amplify the voices of African scientists and put academic research into the public domain in an easy and accessible way. We do this by providing a platform where academics and scientists write about their research, as well as offer informed commentary on pertinent issues. Academics benefit from being professionally edited by a team of seasoned journalists through a collaborative editing process that ensures academics retain control of the final output.”
Janet Remmington, Regional Director for Africa Journals, T&F, adds: “The partnership is an excellent fit, serving researcher communities and the broader public in pursuit of knowledge and informed debate about pressing issues affecting the continent and world today.”
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 recognised expert teaching in the subject on which they’re writing. TC-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 http://taylorandfrancis.com/contact/global-offices/africa/