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Date of this Version

October 2008

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Academic journals are one of the primary media through which new knowledge is disseminated. This article reports on research that studied the academic journals in fifteen institutions of higher learning in the Kano state of Nigeria. The study revealed that five of the institutions produce academic journals, and that a total of 37 academic journals exist in institutions studied, including both active and ceased titles. The study further identifies problems associated with journals and measures to address the problems.