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African Journals: An Evaluation of their Use in African Universities

A. A. Alemna
V. Chifwepa
D. Rosenberg


The use of African published journals in two African universities was surveyed through the use of questionnaire, interviews, journal usage count and citation analysis. The survey reveals that African published journals are not popular with academics because of lack of bibliographic and physical access. For conclusion to be more reliable and any trends in journal use to be determined, identical surveys were carried out over a three-year period. Recommendations are made towards maximising the use of journals published in Africa.

(African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science: 2000 10 (2): 93-112)