Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad

The Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal is published by the Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa. Contributions relevant to development in the South African constitutional state are welcomed. 

Editor: Prof Christa Rautenbach

Online ISSN: 1727-3781



5 Questions about Open Science Answered


Do you have these questions?
· What is “open science”?
· Why are researchers interested in open science? What problems does it aim to address?
· Wait – open science sounds just like the way I learned in school that science works. How can this be new?
· Why isn’t open science the default? What incentives work against open science practices?
· I’m not a scientist; why should I care?
Then read the answers in an article published in The Conversation African Edition (30 May 2017)

Posted: 2017-06-26 More...

Writing a helpful referee's report


The author explains the damaging effects overly negative reports might have on the careers of senior and junior scholars, and advances two rules for writing a helpful report.

Published in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, vol. 39, no. 3, April 2008, pp. 301-306

Posted: 2017-05-09 More...
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