|Journal of Geology and Mining Research is part of Academic Journals, which is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals on subjects relating to Africa. Academic Journals currently publishes 112 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, mining sciences, environmental sciences, and agricultural sciences on subjects focusing on African conditions and requirements. A robust subject search engine covers all of the journals.|
The vast majority of journals published in Africa today are languishing in obscurity because they are not known outside their institutions or region. Many journals published in Ghana, for example, cannot be found in universities or research institutions in Kenya. Furthermore, African researchers often lack access to foreign journals as most of the university libraries cannot afford to buy these journals anymore. On the other hand, the scarcity of African journals in the libraries of the developed countries or on the Internet makes it difficult for anyone outside Africa to find information on some issues peculiar to the continent.