21 July 2007


“AJOL is a database of journals published in Africa, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of AJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.” Journals must be scholarly, peer reviewed, have full contents available electronically, provide document delivery service through AJOL, and published within Africa to be included. There are over 270 journals in the database now. In 2005, 12,000 people signed up (it is free) to use the service and received over 2600 document deliveries (price based on your country, ranging from free for “low-income” countries to US$16 for “high-income” countries—based on the criteria of the World Bank).

This looks to be a very useful and reasonably priced service if you need information from or about Africa.


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