Francois van Schalkwyk
François van Schalkwyk is an independent researcher and consultant in the fields of higher education studies, open data and scholarly communication. He holds an MPhil in Publishing Studies from Stirling University (UK) and an MEd from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). François is currently is currently registered as a PhD candidate in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Stellenbosch University. In addition to his academic interests, he is the managing director of COMPRESS.dsl, a publishing company based in Cape Town, South Africa, and a Trustee of the open access book publisher African Minds.