A new online magazine that reports on scientific research and issues of science policy across the African continent has been launched by Springer Nature.
A statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja by Springer Nature, a respected global publisher, said Nature Africa would cover the highest impact research taking place across the continent.
The publication, it added, would communicate the research to scientists and decision-makers in and outside Africa.
“Alongside news stories and research highlights, Nature Africa will also publish feature articles, opinion pieces and commentaries.
“The languages of publication are English and French.
“Led by Chief Editor, Akinlabi Kazeem Jimoh, Nature Africa will draw attention to African research that drives growth and development across the continent.
“As a vibrant destination for researchers of all career levels across disciplines, Nature Africa will promote research discourse and enable the discussion of scientific achievements by providing a place where ideas can be celebrated, challenged, critiqued and built on.
“A diverse range of articles will be written by journalists and researchers, and topics relevant for Africa will be covered alongside broader issues,” the statement said.
It also said content in Nature Africa would be free to access at https://www.nature.com/natafrica due to the financial support of a consortium of partners which included University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University and University of KwaZulu-Natal.(NAN)