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Please join our new mentor forum

  By: Andy Nobes on July 30, 2020, 4:42 p.m.

Hi everybody,

We originally set this forum up for AuthorAID mentors, but due to technical issues it hasn't worked very well. We've done some research and found that Google Groups will work much better for us.

If you are an AuthorAID mentor, please...

Please join our new forum

  By: Andy Nobes on July 30, 2020, 4:39 p.m.

Hi everyone,

You may have noticed this forum has got very quiet lately! We have created a new forum for discussion using Google Groups, which we hope will work much better. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/authoraid

For instructions on how...

Please join our new forum

  By: Andy Nobes on July 30, 2020, 4:38 p.m.

Hi everyone,

You may have noticed this forum has got very quiet lately! We have created a new forum for discussion using Google Groups, which we hope will work much better. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/authoraid

For instructions on how ...

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

  By: Andy Nobes 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 to DevRes 2020 on August 24-26 2020 at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden! The the...

Re: Identifying Predator Journals

  By: Andy Nobes on July 29, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Dear Alehegn,

Yes, these are all reputable databases.

You could also add DOAJ (https://doaj.org/ ) and PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ ) to the list.

This document lists more reputable publishers:

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

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...