National Scholarly Editors Forum
9th Annual Meeting
Scholarly Publishing Unit
Report Back
OR Thambo Southern Sun Hotel
S V...
Books, Journals and e-resources
• Electronic Services Regulations published in terms of the Value-Added Tax Act of 1991 in...
• Religion, Theology and related fields
• Law and related Legal Fields
• Health Sciences and related Medical Fields Group
...
• Humanities (Part 2): Visual and Performing arts;
• Education;
• Engineering and Architecture;
• Mathematics and Sciences...
• Humanities (Part 2): Visual and Performing Arts
• Education;
• Engineering and Architecture;
• Mathematics and Sciences....
• Pilot project 2014
• ASSAf to organise peer review panels for the evaluation of
books and conference proceedings for 201...
• Evaluation:
• Almost 4000 applications evaluated, largest group i.t.o number of
applications and members: Built environm...
• DHET contracted ASSAf to a do a draft implementation
framework
• During 2014 established an Advisory Committee; two
meet...
• Meeting with the CEO of SANLIC so that its activities and
position can be clearly incorporated into the final report.
• ...
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National Scholarly Editors Forum - 9th Annual Meeting Scholarly Publishing Unit report back - Susan Veldsman

Presentation at the National Scholarly Editors' Forum Johannesburg 9 September 2015 Speaker: Susan Veldsman
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. National Scholarly Editors Forum 9th Annual Meeting Scholarly Publishing Unit Report Back OR Thambo Southern Sun Hotel S Veldsman 9 September 2015
  • 2. Books, Journals and e-resources • Electronic Services Regulations published in terms of the Value-Added Tax Act of 1991 in Government Gazette No.37489 on 28 March 2014, came into operation on 01 June 2014 • During the public consultation process, prior to the publication of regulations, HE sector realized , that it failed to comply • Number of organisations (HESA, DHET , SARS and National Treasury ) met to mange this risk • HESA was instructed to submit a voluntary disclosure application on behalf of HEI, this was done on 10 November 2014 • ASSAf, as per the NSEF meeting, also submitted a letter to Min N Pandor for assistance. Letter back from DST to support. • This confirms that VAT is now due and payable for the sector and that HEIs are all having to pay arrears for the last 5 years, as well as in future Taxes on the import of services
  • 3. • Religion, Theology and related fields • Law and related Legal Fields • Health Sciences and related Medical Fields Group • Humanities: Language and Literature Discipline –grouped Peer review Panels
  • 4. • Humanities (Part 2): Visual and Performing arts; • Education; • Engineering and Architecture; • Mathematics and Sciences. • Economics and Business Management; and • Information, Communication Studies and Knowledge Systems • History, Politics and Philosophy • Social Sciences (Part 2) • Questionnaires have been sent to editors; due date was end August 2015 • +- 70 of 160 journals have been received. Roll out of new discipline grouped journals for peer review
  • 5. • Humanities (Part 2): Visual and Performing Arts • Education; • Engineering and Architecture; • Mathematics and Sciences. • Information, Communication Studies and Knowledge Systems Roll out of new discipline grouped journals for peer review
  • 6. • Pilot project 2014 • ASSAf to organise peer review panels for the evaluation of books and conference proceedings for 2015 • 9 panels, organised into broad subject groups • Called for nominations in Febr/March; postponement; constituted the panels in July • Approx 90 participants, 9 scribes, two days (4-6 Aug 2015); participation across all institutions, races, gender and age Ad Hoc peer review of scholarly books/proceedings
  • 7. • Evaluation: • Almost 4000 applications evaluated, largest group i.t.o number of applications and members: Built environment and Engineering • Smallest: Health Sciences • Orientation session • Further developed criteria which the panels could consider. • Due to more members on evaluation panel, completed work faster • Feedback of the process was overwhelming positive • Received further recommendations to better the process for 2016 • Finalising recommendations and report to DHET Ad Hoc peer review of scholarly books/proceedings
  • 8. • DHET contracted ASSAf to a do a draft implementation framework • During 2014 established an Advisory Committee; two meetings • Various stakeholder meetings • 2015 appointed consultants to assist with business case • Draft business case has been sent to various stakeholders for comments. • Meeting with DHET and DST National Site Licenses
  • 9. • Meeting with the CEO of SANLIC so that its activities and position can be clearly incorporated into the final report. • This revision is on the basis of a discussion with officials from the DHET and DST. • The final report will be submitted to the two departments by end year. • They will consider the report and then to engage directly with the stakeholders themselves • DHET will engage directly with Universities South Africa about their proposals in due course. National Site Licenses

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