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Breaking a lance for journals from the Global South

 On June 11, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Here is a blog post that many journal editors will find interesting, I think:

Re: literature review

 On May 8, 2018, 5:45 a.m.

Hi Monika,

Let me add some thoughts, in response the Andy's request. I have responded to this same questions many times to students taking the AuthorAID MOOC...

Re: One time subscription

 On April 13, 2018, 6:34 a.m.

Perhaps a partial approach is to click on the "unread posts" link at the top of the forum links -- that way you don't have to wade through all posts in all f...

Re: The Economist on encouraging African science

 On April 9, 2018, 5:51 a.m.

AIMS is a great initiative, and initially it looked very positive. However, I understand from colleagues in Cape Town that is has been plagued by personnel a...

Re: Identifying a reputable journal

 On March 17, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Dear Shamsuddin,

I would apply the Think. Check. Submit. test to these journals, and also ask more senior colleagues if they have ever published in these jou...

Re: Role of a Reviewer in detecting plaigarism

 On March 17, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Dear Lasith,

I think that your approach makes sense. Many journals now implement their own plagiarism checks before sending papers off to reviewers. A popula...

Re: avoiding the predatory journals

 On Feb. 22, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Think. Check. Submit. See


 On Feb. 21, 2018, 1:20 a.m.

Hello Mulokozi Jackson,

Short-term travel grants are usually linked to specific events, and so conferences are the main beneficiaries. There are various fund...

10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing

 On Feb. 20, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

I just came across an illuminating article on successful grant writing:

Do you have any...

Re: Why researchers should have an ORCID

 On Feb. 19, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Andy is right: you can add any missing publications (including anything not peer reviewed) manually. If you provided your ORCID to your publisher in relation...

Code of Ethics

 On Feb. 17, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Hello everyone,

You may know that ehtical behaviour in research has recently been in the spotlights. In that context, I would like to share the text of an em...

Re: Why researchers should have an ORCID

 On Feb. 17, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

This is a great write-up why ORCIDs are useful -- and why they can become much more useful in the future if more researchers, institutions, funders and the l...

Re: "Is this conference predatory?" ICECCHH Amsterdam 2018

 On Feb. 15, 2018, 5:31 a.m.

I agree -- stay clear of WASET... Here is an interesting blog post that relates directly to this type of conference and which I came across recently: ht...

Re: Do we need to stop talking about 'predatory' journals?

 On Feb. 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Hi Andy,

Although I agree with the author regarding the composition of editorial boards, and I share his opinion that one's English doesn't need to be perfec...

Re: Predatory Conference and Journals in developing Countries

 On Feb. 8, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

Our colleague Matt Hodgkinson recently posted an interesting article about this topic: