Advantages of joining SciELO SA

The Advantages to becoming part of the SciELO SA Collection:

  • The SciELO SA Collection was established by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and is funded by the Department of Science and Technology and endorsed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through its accredited indexes;
  • SciELO SA is an integral part of the SciELO Network (Scientific Electronic Library Online) portal, which had its origins in Brazil and is now distributed across most South American countries. Fourteen national collections are currently part of the SciELO Network;
  • SciELO SA is a fully indexed open-access journal collection in the service of the South African research community through effective quality assurance, worldwide visibility, accessibility and impact, and amenability to bibliometric analysis;
  • Journals appearing in the SciELO SA Collection now receive automatic DHET accreditation alongside the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus, IBBS and the Norwegian Scientific Index (level 2);
  • SciELO SA is connected to international indexing services, e.g. the Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Knowledge Core Collection now integrates the SciELO Citation Index in its search portal.
  • The SciELO Network Portal is fast becoming the most promising multinational journal indexing and publishing model in the developing world; and
  • The SciELO Network provides opportunities for south/south collaboration between researchers.