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DevRes 2020, Sweden - Advancing Sustainable Transformation. Travel grants available!

 On Jan. 20, 2020, 11:47 a.m.

Sida is offering travel grants for researchers from low-income countries whom have had their abstracts accepted to the following conference:

We Welcome you t...

Re: Identifying Predator Journals

 On July 29, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Dear Alehegn,

Yes, these are all reputable databases.

You could also add DOAJ ( ) and PubMed ( ) to the ...

Re: Identifying Predator Journals

 On June 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Hi Alehegn,

I suspect this is a poor quality of 'predatory' journal based on the following:

1). Fees. It states that there is a fee to publish, but I can't f...

Re: Discussion: Two new kids on the block: How do Crossref and Dimensions compare with Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus and the Web of Science?

 On May 30, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Ok, here is my short paper review:

This is a useful short paper on academic databases which sheds light on the newish sources (Dimensions, Crossref) and and ...

Re: Online Course for Teachers - Becoming a 21st century teacher

 On May 19, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

Hi Lucian,

Great initiative! What platform is this course being run on?



Video session 1 - avoiding predatory journals

 On May 16, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

This was our first video session (also shared with other AuthorAID journal clubs).

The theme was 'avoiding predatory journals'. The recording is here:

My s...

Please introduce yourselves!

 On May 16, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Hi all,

Welcome to the journal club! Tell us more about yourself, your institution, and your research/professional interests.

Many thanks

Andy Nobes


Discussion: Two new kids on the block: How do Crossref and Dimensions compare with Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus and the Web of Science?

 On May 16, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

This is our journal paper for discussion over the next couple of weeks.

The paper for this fortnight is a brand new hot-off-the-press article in Scientometri...

Re: Grant proposal & research writing

 On May 13, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Hi Revocatus,

Unfortunately we are not currently running a course on this topic.

We are hoping to schedule some more course dates soon. I would recommend sig...


 On May 13, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Hi Nkubli,

Unfortunately we don't offer travel grants anymore, but you might find the links on our funding page useful?

What should be our priority subjects for online training modules?

 On May 10, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Hi everyone,

We are hoping to develop some new online training modules over the next year, which will hopefully compliment our online courses in research wri...

Welcome to the LIS & Bibliometrics Online Journal Club

 On May 10, 2019, 10:08 a.m.

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the AuthorAID LIS & Bibliometrics Journal Club!

This journal club covers themes including Library Information Science (LIS), bibl...

About AuthorAID online journals clubs

 On May 9, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

article thumbnail imageWhat is an online journal club?

A journal club is a group of individuals in a particular field or shared interest group, who come together to discuss researc...

New Slack channel

 On May 7, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Hi everyone,

This group is now also supported by a Slack channel for quick communication. Click on this link to join.

Slack is a free programme that works vi...

Re: Need a mentor

 On April 22, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Dear Aja,

Great to meet you. Are you still working in South Sudan or based abroad?

What stage are you at with your current research project? Have you started...