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The vision of the Vice Chancellor to promote the dissemination of the Research output of the
University of Cape Coast to the global Academic and Research Community to enhance the
visibility and high ranking of the University led to the establishment of the Scholarly
Communication Unit at the Sam Jonah Library.
The Scholarly Communication Unit will offer resources and services to support the UCC
Journals, Editors, Researchers and Students on Scientific Publishing.

To be a one stop centre of excellence to support scholarly communication at the University of
Cape Coast.
To promote the dissemination of the research output of the University to the global academic
community and enhance the visibility of the University.
The Objectives of the Scholarly Communication Unit Are to:

  •  Develop, implement and evaluate sustainable services and policies that supports scholarly communication at UCC. 
  • Ensure the sustainability of UCC Journals. 
  • Provide technical support for the Editorial Boards/Editors, Researchers, Reviewers, Students etc in Scientific Publishing. 
  • Develop an institutional Repository for UCC Journals. 
  • Deploy integrated technologies for managing the Backfiles of UCC Journals 
  • Provide appropriate training for the Editorial Boards, Editors, Researchers, Reviewers,

Authors, Administrators, Students etc.

  • Conduct Research in the area of Scholarly Communication.
  • Promote academic excellence and scholarship through the support of Research and
  • Publications.
  • Ensure that the Editorial Boards and Editors adheres to both local and international
  • standards and practices.

The Unit will:

  • Provide technical support for the various Editorial Boards of UCC Journals.
  • Provide training for the Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Administrators,
  • Researchers, Authors and Students on emerging issues in scholarly communication.
  • Publicise UCC Journals both at the local and international levels
  • Develop an Institutional Repository by archiving the back files of the UCC Journals.

Brief information about the section

Located at the Second Floor of the library.

Head of section: MR. THEOPHILUS OCRAN, 

Contact info of section: 033 21 30952/3 Ext 123

Hours and location: 9am – 4.30pm 

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