NOTICE TO ALL LIBRARY USERS
The library will remain closed from 6th to 10th August 2022 and reopen on thursday 11th August 2022.
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Chief University Librarian
How postmodern is Kenyatta university library?
This is a common question we encounter on almost a daily basis. Your guess is not far from the answer. Besides the “state of the art” library facility and great leadership that we are proud of, the library has digitized almost all its functions.
Kindly watch the videos below, of some of our library professionals Mr. Samuel Muthami- head librarian Research and Special Collections, Mr. David Mutiso – E resources librarian and Mr. Edward Safari – Systems Librarian as they showcase the various digital platforms and processes at Kenyatta University Postmodern Library.
Watch the videos below
Waived Cambridge University Press APCs for authors from Kenya
EIFL has renewed its agreement with Cambridge University Press which guarantees a waiver (100% discount) on Article Processing Charges for authors from Kenya when publishing an article in one of the Cambridge University Press fully open access journals.
The agreement runs until December 2022, and the offer is available to CORRESPONDING authors.
Direct link to most recent title list of journals with discounted or waiver APCs for corresponding authors from Kenya: https://www.eifl.net/kenya_apcs
How to claim the waiver:
Once the completed licence to publish form has been received, authors will receive an email from Rightslink-CCC, who work on Cambridge’s behalf to collect Article Processing Charges (APCs). All authors must complete this process. Within the Rightslink process, corresponding Authors from eligible countries should select their country and select ‘Apply Discounts’. They will then be returned to an updated version of the charges page, where the net total will be updated to reflect the waiver.
You can find more information on this page:
A Research Methods Resource
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from books, book chapters, journals, reference books, and videos. SRMO covers methods and concepts to help you design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct your research, and write up your findings. SRMO focuses on methodology and can therefore be used across all disciplines.
Waivers and Discounts on Article Processing Charges
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) has negotiated a number of agreements with publishers that secure waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for corresponding authors to publish their articles in open access. The list of journals is available on https://www.eifl.net/kenya_apcs
Taylor & Francis Waives Article Processing Charges for Open Access Journals
Taylor & Francis has an agreement with EIFL that guarantees no - or heavily reduced - Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL partner countries when they publish in a Taylor & Francis-owned fully Open Access (OA) journal, including Cogent journals. Kenya is one of the partners included in the agreement. The agreement runs until 2023. You can view the title list here and browse it by subject.
How does it work?
The new submission system, “Submission Portal”, will automatically recognize countries and will alert eligible authors that they are eligible for a waiver or discount, and prompt them to apply for it. They will need to tick a box to apply for the waiver or discount. The waiver will not be automatically applied.
Subjects covered in the offer
Arts & Humanities, Behavioral Sciences & Social Care, Business, Economics and Sociology, Education, Geography, Information Science, Sport & Heritage, Life, Earth & Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Politics, IR & Area Studies.
For more journals with Article Processing waivers click here
The Observatory of International Research
Search for Scholarly Journals to Publish your Research Papers at The Observatory of International Research (OOIR) website which hosts papers published in 792 peer-reviewed journals across the social sciences:
- Political Science
The choice of journals is based on Web of Science 's SSCI (Social Science Citations Index). The journals listed cut across Open Access to Closed Access models. Some of the Journals listed do not deposit scholarly metadata at CrossRef.
Select a Journal from the list and click on the URL after the word Homepage to Access the Author and Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
CS. Cyrus Gichaga Karanja donates books to the Post Modern Library
CS. Cyrus Gichaga Karanja, the Administrator at the Kenyatta University School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED) donated books to Kenyatta University Post Modern Library on 17/12/2019.
The books were received by Dr. Gitau Njoroge, the Chief University Librarian and Mr. Muchai the Head Librarian Bibliographic Control.
ClinicalKey training for Kenyatta University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing
Faculty staff and students from the Kenyatta University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing were trained on the ClinicalKey platform on 6th and 7th November 2018. The sessions were facilitated by Mohamed Tanamly who has a medical background. He also introduced participants to ClinicalKey Medical Education. Kenyatta University has been given trial access to the platform which has been described as the next-generation medical learning platform
Publishing your research results
Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline and career. But with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? Follow this check list to make sure you choose trusted journals for your research. (Extract from https://thinkchecksubmit.org/)