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    Predatory Journals and Selecting your Journal of Choice
    (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2024) Jugdav, Suren K.
    A predatory journal is usually a journal that has no verifiable academic credentials, and as such these journals are managed by editorial boards whose subject and disciplinary coverage is questionable.​ A predatory journal will allude to expert scholars who do not exist, or who have been represented as part of an editorial board without their permission.​
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    Exploring the Contrast: Narrative and Systematic Literature Reviews in Academic Research
    (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2024) Ndlovu, Nokuthula
    This presentation aims to explain the differences between Narrative and Systematic Reviews clarifying their definitions, methods, and providing examples. Reviews play a crucial role in synthesizing existing knowledge and informing further research. Two prominent types of reviews in academic research are Narrative Reviews and Systematic Reviews.
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    WITS University Libraries: Scholarly Communication - Open Access Perspective
    (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2024-01-31) Matizirofa, Lazarus Gallant; Selematsela, Daisy, Dr
    SA Research & Higher Education in context. Democratisation of knowledge Role of South Africa/African research in the global knowledge economy. Grappling with what decolonization of curriculum and research agendas means in different areas and contexts. Pressures on South African academics, in particular women dealing with complex challenges and burdens. Balancing research, teaching & community engagement. Global knowledge environment and local needs & impacts. Funding challenges for affordable education and research growth in the context of budget deficit affecting the economy.