Peripheral scholarship and the context of foreign paid publishing in Nigeria

  title={Peripheral scholarship and the context of foreign paid publishing in Nigeria},
  author={Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale and O. Akanle and A. Adeniran and K. Adegboyega},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={666 - 684}
  • Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale, O. Akanle, +1 author K. Adegboyega
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Current Sociology
  • Lately, a phenomenal dimension of peripheral scholarship, compulsorily demanding the ‘foreign’, has evolved into the practice of paid publishing in ‘foreign’ journals among Nigerian academics. These ‘foreign’ journals afford speedy publishing at a fee with little or no peer review. This study is a descriptive research which collected qualitative data through 30 in-depth interviews conducted with academics in two federal universities in Nigeria. The findings established that though some… CONTINUE READING
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