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Re: Requesting List of Indexes

 On March 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.

Hi Never,

Good point. You are absolutely right, most of these indexes are established in Europe or the United States and you are right to be cynical of th...

Re: Requesting List of Indexes

 On March 20, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Dear Edwin,

Thanks for your important question. The main reputable journal indexes are generally thought to be the Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed and DOAJ...

Re: Identifying a reputable journal

 On March 19, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Dear Shamsuddin,

Thanks for your question. I would echo what Richard says above and use the Think.Check.Submit ( guidelines &ndas...

How can I compose my own research article? Where do I start?

 On March 14, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

This is a conversation copied from our previous Dgroup forums. If you have any additional advice or thoughts, please add below:

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Re: Predatory organization?

 On March 14, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Hi Bashar,

Good question. I notice that they have a range of journals which do not charge a fee - this would normally mean that we wouldn't consider t...

[Please read] How to get the most out of this forum

 On March 14, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Hi everyone,

The research collaboration area is a forum designed for connecting with other researchers around collaborative projects, funding opportunit...

Dilemma - what should you do if your research collaborators don't respond to your emails?

 On March 13, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

Hi everyone,

I want to share a dilemma that we discussed in our previous forums. It's from an anonymous AuthorAID member who had problems with his mul...

Re: GCRF: Glogal Chalenges Research Fund

 On March 12, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Hi Olayinka,

You aren't the only person to say that! I've had emails from other researchers in African who needed to find UK partners.

We hope ...

Resource: COPE Principles of Transparency

 On March 9, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Principles of Transparency & Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
"Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Acce...
Re: Confirmation Tip for Predatory Journals

 On March 9, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Hi Jude,

Wow, good detective work - you really went the extra mile to make sure this was a credible journal.

Good advice "always do a background c...

Re: Addressing the issue of English language quality in manuscript writing

 On March 9, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Good question! There are some AuthorAID mentors who are happy to help with language editing (see

Jude - is grammarly good? Is it a...

Re: Forum guidelines - please read before posting!

 On March 8, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Hi, and welcome to the forum.smiley

Please feel free to post a 'new topic' and ask about anything!

Re: GCRF: Glogal Chalenges Research Fund

 On March 6, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Hi Milton,

Yes, we know all about the GCRF.  It's led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy here in the United Kingdom.

Re: Could this be a predatory journal?

 On March 6, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

I think Alan is right - because there seems to be no publication fee they wouldn't normally be classed as 'predatory' as they are not looking to ...

Re: Scholarship for doctoral study

 On March 5, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Hi Anthonia ,

We've just added some useful lists of funding opportunities in this forum - see the two latest threads at the top of this forum