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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


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:

Our regular statistician Felix might have some other opinions!


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:

Re: Introduction

  By: Andy Nobes on March 20, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Welcome Shuaib! It's good to meet you.

We invite you to share your thoughts on our first discussion paper here:

Video: "Get Lit: The Literature Review"

  By: Andy Nobes on March 18, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Hi everyone,

One of the most popular videos on our online courses is the 'Get Lit' video - a guide to writing literature reviews. You can watch the video here:

What do you think of the video? Does it answer all your questions on literature revie...

New Journal club launched: Education and Research Communication

  By: Andy Nobes on March 15, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Hi everybody,

A new journal club has been launched on these forums. This is an online club that will cover education and research communication . It will be facilitated by AuthorAID associate Alex Arreola. You can join in here:


Re: Instructions - how to get started!

  By: Andy Nobes on March 15, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Hi Samson, Zelalem and Radha,

Welcome! It's good to meet you all.

The first paper has now been introduced by the journal club facilitator - so please read the latest announcement.

I look forward to interacting with you all!

Best wishes


Re: Hello All

  By: Andy Nobes on March 15, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Hi Lucian,

Great to meet you. I look forward to interacting with you.

Best wishes


Re: Forum guidelines - please read before posting!

  By: Andy Nobes on March 14, 2019, 7:49 a.m.

Hi Paul,

Please create a new topic to ask this question, rather in response to this thread:



Instructions - how to get started!

  By: Andy Nobes on March 3, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Hi and welcome to the journal club!

I'm Andy, and I'm an administrator of this website. The moderator for this journal club is Alex Arreola, who will be organising activities and discussions.

A new paper will be introduced on Fridays fortnightly.


Re: Funding gaps in Hydro projects in Nepal

  By: Andy Nobes on Feb. 28, 2019, 7:12 a.m.

Hi Kapil,

Is this your paper? Do you have a link to the paper online, and do you wish to discuss it with others?



Re: Someone with Access to Scopus and Web of Science Database Needed

  By: Andy Nobes on Feb. 21, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Hi Yusuff,

I've also shared your post with the wider world on Twitter. Click here to see the responses:

Good luck!


Re: mentorship request

  By: Andy Nobes on Feb. 1, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Dear Portia,

We have a number of mentors with knowledge of engineering on the AuthorAID website who can offer mentoring.

I did this search for you: