David Mills

University of Oxford

David Mills is Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education. His current research interests include the political economy of academic research and publishing in Africa. His most recent book is ‘Who Counts: Ghanaian Academic Publishing and Global Science’, co-written with colleagues from the University of Ghana and Oxford.

David’s recent publications include:

Chatio, S. T., et al. (2024). “Publish and still perish? Learning to make the ‘right’ publishing choices in the Ghanaian academy.” Higher Education Research & Development 43(2): 284-297.

Asubiaro, T., et al. (2024). “Regional disparities in Web of Science and Scopus journal coverage.” Scientometrics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-024-04948-x

Mills, D., et al. (2023). Who Counts? Ghanaian academic publishing and global science. Cape Town, African Minds.

Mills, D. (2023). An Index, A Publisher and An Unequal Global Research Economy. CGHE Working Paper. CGHE. 91.

Mills, D. and A. Branford (2022). “Getting by in a bibliometric economy: scholarly publishing and academic credibility in the Nigerian academy.” Africa 92(5): 839-859.

Mills, D. and T. Boncourt (2022). Entrepreneurial conferences, commercial publishers and the emergence of an alternative research publishing economy. Handbook on the Circulation of Academic Knowledge. W. Kiem and L. Rodriguez Medina.

Mills, D. (2022). “Decolonial perspectives on global higher education: Disassembling data infrastructures, reassembling the field.” Oxford Review of Education 48(4): 474-491.

Bell, K., et al. (2022). “Scholarly Publishing, Boundary Processes, and the Problem of Fake Peer Reviews.” Science, Technology, & Human Values.

Mills, D. and N. Robinson (2021). “Democratising Monograph Publishing or Preying on Researchers? Scholarly Recognition and Global ‘Credibility Economies’.” Science as Culture 31: 187-211.

Mills, D., et al. (2021). ““Fake” Journals and the Fragility of Authenticity: Citation Indexes, “Predatory” Publishing, and the African Research Ecosystem.” Journal of African Cultural Studies 33(3): 276-296.

Mills, D. (2021). “Admitting otherwise: Diversity work, contextuality and the future of anthropology.” Teaching Anthropology 10(1): 75-84.

Mills, D. and D. James (2020). “Reconceptualising organisational collaborations in social science doctoral education.” Higher Education 79(5): 791-809.

Mills, D. (2020). “The epistemic politics of ‘academography’: navigating competing representations of Africa’s university futures.” Globalisation, Societies and Education 18(5): 541-552.

You can view David’s departmental profile here.