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Assaf panel wants two history journals off DHET subsidy list

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None of the 25 publications scrutinised by review escape criticism

Two South Africa-based history journals that qualify for the Department of Higher Education’s publication subsidy have been recommended for removal from the list by a panel tasked with evaluating quality in local publishing.

The recommendation comes in a subject-specific review of South African journals covering history, politics and philosophy published on 26 May. It was carried out by a panel of experts convened by the Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) in an effort to boost the quality of local scholarly publishing.

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