Would you like to contribute a blog post on the AuthorAID website?

Would you like to contribute a blog post on the AuthorAID website?  

  By: Andy Nobes on Oct. 25, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Hi everyone,

This year we started a new series of guest blog posts on the AuthorAID website. You may have received an email about this previously (if I haven't responded yet, please feel free to remind me!). Below are the list of blog posts we have published so far, but we would love to hear from you if you have any ideas for future blog posts.

How to avoid being accused of plagiarism – Matt Hodgkinson
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1238/
The best sources of information about scholarly, peer-reviewed journals - Gail Clement
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1236/
How to review a paper - Richard de Grijs
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1235/
How to choose the right statistical tests - Abiodun Egbetokun
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1233/
Achieving a healthy work/life balance as a researcher - Dr Enitome Bafor
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1223/
Tips on communicating research to policymakers and the public - Wisdom Dube
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1221/
The ingredients of successful research collaboration - Dr Rahab Muinga
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1219/
Ways to improve your academic writing and editing (part 1) - Rachel Strohm
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1217/
Ways to improve your academic writing and editing (part 2) - Rachel Strohm
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1218/
Dealing with Peer Review – Carole Sargent
http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1248/

In editing:

Free data analysis using R – Alan Parker
Peer Review: Do not focus exclusively on reviewers’ critiques – Amber Murrey

We are particularly interested in the following subjects:

  • Common referencing practices
  • Data management and sharing
  • Data analysis
  • Open data sharing and open science
  • The ethics of co-authorship
  • Research collaboration
  • Where to find funding opportunities
  • Grant writing tips
  • Communicating to the public/policy makers
  • Why open access?
  • Research planning and methodology
  • Handling and interpreting statistics

If you would like to contribute, please email me at anobes@inasp.info

Best wishes

Andy

Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator

Re: Would you like to contribute a blog post on the AuthorAID website?  

  By: Anthony Zwi on Nov. 1, 2017, 4:20 a.m.

I'm not sure whether AuthorAid is keen to cover writing for PhD and related dissertations... if yes, is there a section of the website where posts or guidance are located? Would you be interested in a blog highlighting some of the common errors found in those writing up their PhD research - in their thesis and in other forms for publication?

Re: Would you like to contribute a blog post on the AuthorAID website?  

  By: Andy Nobes on Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Hi Anthony,

That's a good question - we don't have a lot of information or resources on thesis writing (see http://www.authoraid.info/en/resources/?q=thesis) on this, as we have always been concerned more with research communication. However, it's interesting to note that we have many mentees who have marked this as one of the areas they need support in, so I think this would definitely have value.

I've just spotted that we featured these two resources back in 2014: on thesis writing in general http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/796/ and writing up a thesis into a reearch paper(s) http://www.authoraid.info/en/resources/details/1220/

Best wishes

Andy

Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator