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Re: Identifying Predator Journals

  By: Andy Nobes 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 find a clear indication of the fee on their website. Transparency and clarity are important...

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?

  By: Andy Nobes 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 interesting comparison between six sources, old and new

What 3 things did you learn from t...

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

  By: Andy Nobes on May 19, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

Hi Lucian,

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

Thanks

Andy

Video session 1 - avoiding predatory journals

  By: Andy Nobes 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 slides are attached.

If you have any questions, or would like to ask about a specific journ...

Please introduce yourselves!

  By: Andy Nobes 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

AuthorAID at INASP

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

  By: Andy Nobes 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 Scientometrics:

"Two new kids on the block: How do Crossref and Dimensions compare with Google Scholar...

Re: Grant proposal & research writing

  By: Andy Nobes 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 signing up on our news page for updates on our next course: https://www.authoraid.info/en/new...

Re: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT FOR AUGUST 2019

  By: Andy Nobes 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?

https://www.authoraid.info/en/funding/

Best wishes

Andy

What should be our priority subjects for online training modules?

  By: Andy Nobes 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 writing and proposal writing.

We have are currently finalising two new modules which will be ...

Welcome to the LIS & Bibliometrics Online Journal Club

  By: Andy Nobes 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), bibliometrics, scientometrics, scholarly publishing, knowledge management/production, and rela...

About AuthorAID online journals clubs

  By: Andy Nobes 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 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, so they can build their skills together in reading, cr...

New Slack channel

  By: Andy Nobes 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 via desktop app, mobile app or browser. Click here for more information, or post a message b...

Re: Need a mentor

  By: Andy Nobes 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 writing yet?

Best wishes

Andy

Re: Which statistical software to learn?

  By: Andy Nobes on April 2, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Hi Stephen,

That's an interesting question. I know that AuthorAID mentor Alan Parker recommends learning R - see his blog post here: https://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1277/

Our regular statistician Felix might have some other opinions!

Th...

Re: Welcome to the Education and Science Communication Journal Club!

  By: Andy Nobes on March 20, 2019, 10:50 a.m.

Hi everyone,

Welcome to week 1 of this journal club.

We invite your comments on the first discussion paper - please see this post:

https://forums.authoraid.info/forum/education-science-communication-journal-club-47/topic/journal-club-discussion-id...