To launch this first issue of Scientific African Magazine this month. When we launched Scientific African, peer-reviewed, open access, inter-and a multidisciplinary scientific journal that is dedicated to expanding access to African research, we got a lot of questions about how we would make sure policymakers and the public more broadly would know about the research being published and ultimately how the research could have an impact. We had already anticipated this question and Scientific African Magazine is our answer.
Published every two months, we hope that the content derived from Scientific African and other journals across the world will bring science to the people, and ultimately have an impact on policy, spurring increased investments in research and development. We are not shy about the importance of having a journal like Scientific African, or a magazine such as ours. If I take the research around baobab enriched cookies that you can read about in this issue, as a mother, this caught my attention immediately.
Given Baobab is not native to Europe or North America, would this ever be published in other prestigious journals or other scientific magazines?
I am not so sure. Given the challenges of stunting in Africa, the research is highly relevant for the continent. Connecting science to humanity. That has always been our goal at the Next Einstein Forum and we hope this magazine helps us all bridge that gap.
If you’re thinking we should be covering an important, science and innovation-driven, Africa relevant story, write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting science to humanity. That has always been our goal at the Next Einstein Forum and we hope this magazine helps us all bridge that gap.