The latest news from AOSIS.

Our new website, logo and vision are live!
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website and logo, as well as a new vision and set of values that reflect our passion for empowering the people of Africa through access to knowledge. Everything we do is measured by these guiding values: passion, integrity, servant leadership, and fairness. 
AOSIS’ MD appointed to the Editorial Board of Learned Publishing journal
AOSIS is pleased to announce that our Managing Director, Dr Pierre de Villiers, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Learned Publishing journal, headed by Editor in Chief Pippa Smart and North American Editor Judy Luther.
Congratulations to Professor Andries van Aarde on his selection to CSPiSA
AOSIS congratulates Emeritus Professor Andries van Aarde on his selection as a member of the Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa (CSPiSA).
AOSIS comments on the Research Outputs Policy, 2015
The Minister of Higher Education and Training published an update of the Policy for Measurement of Research Outputs of Public Higher Education Institutions (2003), now called the Research Outputs Policy, 2015 on 11 March 2015. The purpose of the new policy update is to renew and regulate the system whereby the government, through its Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) subsidises the research output of public higher education institutions in South Africa.
The Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine celebrates its 15th year of publication by joining AOSIS in 2015
We welcome all to visit the journal at, and invite authors to submit original research and reviews on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and related topics relevant to clinical and public health practice. To ease you into contributing to the journal, view the instructions for authors. Other relevant information about the journal’s policies and review process can be found under the about section.
What ‘open source’ really means
AOSIS would like to contribute to Open Education Week (9-13 March) by offering some clarity on open-source software for e-learning. Andries Jansen, eLearning Manager at AOSIS, explains what an open-source LMS is – and what it isn’t. Learning management system (LMS): A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-learning) education courses or training programmes.