Three Ethiopian Journals Go Open Access By Andrius krisciunas Posted July 2017


The EJOL Team: from left, Solomon Mekonnen (EIFL OA country coordinator), Mesfin Gezahegn, Head of Addis Ababa University Libraries, and assistant university librarian Girma Aweke. Photo by Nancy Pontika.

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) welcomes the news that all three journals of the Institute of Education Research of Addis Ababa University are now available in open access (OA).

The announcement was made on 27 June 2017 – the occasion of the 50th birthday of one of the three journals, the Ethiopian Journal of Education (EJE) – by Professor Darge Wole, the journal’s editor-in-chief.

The other two Institute of Education and Research journals that have entered the OA arena are the Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education (EJHE) and the IER Flambeau.

All three journals are now available through the Ethiopian Journals Online (EJOL) website EJOL was set up as an OA publishing platform in a project supported by EIFL. The website now hosts a total of four journals.

Speaking at the 50th anniversary ceremony of EJE, Mesfin Gezahegn, Head of Addis Ababa University Libraries and Chair of the Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL), EIFL’s partner library consortium in Ethiopia, provided an overview of EJOL, which will soon host all Addis Ababa University journals in OA.



Author: Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia [21st Century LIS Network: Information_Knowledge Retrieval & Dissemination Platform]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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