The first open access site for scholarly journals in Africa, the newly-certified SciELO-South Africa, will be launched by the Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, today.
The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)-SA is South Africa’s premier open-access (free to access and free to publish) searchable full-text journal database in service of the South African research community.

The database covers a selected collection of peer-reviewed South African scholarly journals and forms an integral part of the SciELO Brazil project.

SciELO-SA is managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), funded by the South African Department of Science and Technology and endorsed by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

South Africa joined the SciELO programme in 2009.