Research output from Africa increased by over 300% between 1996 and 2012


Graph1Africa’s drive towards a knowledge based economy is gradually becoming a reality. The number of research papers published in scientific journals with at least one author at an African institution increased by 316% between 1996 and 2012. Within the same period, Africa’s share of the world’s articles almost doubled from 1.2% to around 2.3%. In 2011, the developing world, including Africa accounted for 40% of the world’s scholarly papers. Read more here…