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Enhancing research visibility of academics: the role of academic libraries

Tihyaunin Luka Dang


Despite so many researches stemming from most African academic institutions, not many are visible. This may be attributed to low quality of research works and lack of subscription fees. This article offers suggestions on libraries’ role in promoting the quality of research in order to increase its visibility. It also offers a brief on the importance of open access and how the results, impact and progress of research is accelerated through open access.

Keywords: academic libraries, open access, research, researchers, technology