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Who we are

Since 1999 AOSIS (Pty) Ltd has been empowering Africa’s people through knowledge. 

We’ve done this by:

  • unlocking Africa’s rich knowledge resources to the world; and
  • enabling effective knowledge access through the most appropriate technology. 

In practice this involves publishing the latest African scholarly research, while ensuring free access to all through open-access publishing. AOSIS also offers online continuing professional development courses across industries for those who need to keep pace with current research and trends. Finally, we design, develop and implement eLearning services for schools, universities, and corporates. 

We are grounded by four core values in every undertaking: fairness, passion, integrity and servant leadership to our clients, employees and larger community. 

Together as a community we can empower Africa’s people through knowledge. Join us.

Membership and Accreditations

AOSIS is a member and/or subscribes to the standards and code of practices of several leading industry organisations.

Memberships

  • Directory of Open Access Journals, an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open-access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ithenticate, a leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication.
  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, an organisation that represents the interests of open-access journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.
  • CrossRef, an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications.
  • Moodle Pty Ltd, responsible for the development and maintenance of the core Moodle software and all the official community websites at moodle.org; also responsible for the certification of Moodle Partners and protection of the Moodle Trademark.
  • Portico, a digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. 
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases.  

Accreditations
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The HPCSA in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice.
  • Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA). The objective of the HPCNA is to promote the health and well-being of Namibia's population; determine and uphold standards of education and training; set, maintain and promote good standards of professional practice and conduct; keep the registers of each health profession for which provision is made in terms of the relevant Acts; and advise the Minister of Health and Social Services on matters pertaining to these Acts as well as to the health and well-being of the population in general. 

Recognitions
  • United Kingdom General Dental Council. This council ensures that the General Dental Council carries out its core functions efficiently and in ways that ensure the safety of patients.
  • Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA). This statutory health body was established in terms of the Allied Health Professions Act, 63 of 1982, in order to control all allied health professions, which includes Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Phytotherapy, Therapeutic Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Reflexology and Unani-Tibb.

Funding Bodies
  • Welcome Trust. This global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent, provides funding support to scientists and researchers. 
  • National Research Foundation. The NRF is a government mandated research and science development agency which funds research to promote knowledge production across all disciplinary fields in South Africa.