Journal of Scientometric Research, 2021, 10, 352-354.
Published: January 2022
Swapan Kumar Patra1,2,*, Mammo Muchie3, Anup Kumar Das4
1South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Innovation Studies, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.
2Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, INDIA.
3Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.
4Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA.
Africa is the second largest continent on Earth after Asia. It has enormous diversity in terms of socio-economic and demographic conditions. Although Africa is rich in mineral and natural resources, overall, the continent is considered less developed because many of the least developed countries (in terms of GDP) are from Africa. As Science, Technology, Innovation and Development are perhaps one of the means for the continent’s overall development; various African governments aspire to move their populations from poverty by adopting various Science Technology & Innovation policies. This special issue of the Journal of Scientometric Research is devoted to the various issues of Africa’s Science Technology Innovation and Development. A call for papers was announced in the year 2020. Several papers were received with the call for papers, and finally, ten papers were selected after a double-blind peer-reviewed process. This editorial paper is a brief introduction to all the papers received.