Academic language wasn't always rigorous – and it led to people hugging trees to cure their illnesses.
South Africa is ahead of the pack when it comes to research output in Africa. But this ranking is not a celebration.
Scientific articles are the way in which scientists communicate their results to their peers.
Writing groups provide a space where the "rules of the game" of academia become clear.
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
African academics should be leading the pack when it comes to producing research and information about the continent. So what's holding them back?
More handwritten tasks could force students to avoid the dreaded cut and paste.
With the public’s confidence in the news media wavering, it's a tough line to toe.
Two scholars discuss the joys of writing for a lay audience. So why aren’t more academics writing for the public?