Professor Mammo Muchie Celebrates Journal with Official Launch

Posted 23 September 2016 by under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development
Professor Mammo Muchie Celebrates Journal with Official Launch

The Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI) officially launched the Tshwane University of Technology’s first African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) at the Prestige Auditorium on 14 September 2016. 

According to Professor Mammo Muchie, Co-Chief Editor of AJSTID, and the DST-NRF South African Research Chair in Innovation Studies, the journal provides an important outlet for research on process as well as the impact of science, technology and innovation at two levels. Content covers and addresses the objective of achieving industrial growth, together with the successful achievement of broader socio-economic development, particularly in Africa and other developing countries. 

“AJSTID aims to promote scientific research. Thus, it provides an outlet for research work by scientists, academia, engineers, practitioners, doctoral scholars and postgraduate students, concerned with the impact of science, technology and innovation processes on industrial, economic and social development. It brings publishing to the doorstep of every emerging researcher in African and other developing countries,” says Professor Muchie.

“All manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original, previously unpublished and will be subject to appraisal. If found suitable for further consideration the manuscripts will be sent to an independent, anonymous expert referee for peer review,” added Professor Muchie. 

AJSTID is listed with the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) and accredited with the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

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Photograph Caption: Professor Mammo Muchie, DST-NRF SARChI Research Chair in Innovation Studies and founding Co-Chief Editor of AJSTID.

Photograph Credit: Tebego Tabane, Tshwane University of Technology. 

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