The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) celebrated Open Access Week 2015 through publishing three articles in The Conversation (Africa pilot). The first article tried to set the scene and highlight the issues our country (South Africa) is facing, the second article tried to highlight challenges in terms of publishing fees, and the third article comes with possible solutions on how the challenges can be addressed.
Experts from ASSAf presented papers on OA at institutions throughout the country, and entered into many discussions with publishers.
Open Access Week was ended on a high note by hosting a webinar on Open Journal Systems, presented by Kevin Stranack. ASSAf is looking forward hosting more and more journals following the golden route to Open Access.
We are excited about taking OA forward, and to build on the great progress made this far!