AfricArXiv was represented at the VAD conference 2022 in Freiburg, Germany, organized by the Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) conference focused on the theme of African Europe, reciprocal perspectives and it addressed processes of co-production of knowledge as well as the mutual questioning of different ways. of thinking. African Read more…
Webinar: Building community to leverage African scholarship and increase the visibility of African research expertise
Aphrike Research and AfricArXiv are thrilled to invite you to our first joint webinar on Building Community to Leverage African Scholarship and Increase the Visibility of African Research Expertise, following our partnership announcement. The 90 minutes seminar will allow attendees to engage in in-depth discussions regarding raising the visibility of African research expertise to a Read more…
of African language resources in Africa including initiatives related to natural language processing and indigenous language dissemination.
AfricArXiv, Eider Africa, TCC Africa, and PREreview are pleased to host a 60-minute long roundtable discussion, bringing African perspectives to the global conversation around this years’ Peer Review Week’s theme, “Identity in Peer Review”. Together with a multidisciplinary panel of African editors, reviewers and early-career researchers, we will explore the shifting identities of researchers in the African continent, from the dominant perspective that sees them as consumers of knowledge produced in other contexts to researchers who are actively engaged in scholarly peer review. We will strive to create a safe space for reflection around issues of scholarly knowledge decolonization, bias in peer review, and open transformative peer review practices.
Decolonise Science will employ translators to work on papers from AfricArXiv for which the first author is African, says principal investigator Jade Abbott, a machine-learning specialist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Words that do not have an equivalent in the target language will be flagged so that terminology specialists and science communicators can develop new terms. “It is not like translating a book, where the words might exist,” Abbott says. “This is a terminology-creating exercise.”
The team at AfricArXiv is proud to announce that we are partnering with Masakhane to build a multilingual parallel corpus of African research from translations of research manuscripts submitted to AfricArXiv. Of the articles submitted, the teams at Masakhane and AfricArXiv will select up to 180 in total for translation.
By submitting your work through us to any of our partner repository services African scientists of any discipline can present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally free of charge. All our partner repositories assign a DOI (digital object identifier) and an open scholarly license (usually CC-BY 4.0) to your work ensuring discoverability in research databases through the Crossref indexing service.
ASAPbio is partnering with DORA, HHMI, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to host a discussion on creating a culture of constructive public review and feedback on preprints. Read the full ASAPbio announcement and find out how to register for the event and to support preprint review.
AfricArXiv, Eider Africa, TCC Africa, and PREreview are joining forces to bring together scientists from across Africa and scientists engaged in African-related research for a series of 3 virtual discussions and collaborative peer review.
We are excited to share the news that the Open Access publisher PLOS and our partner, the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) are formally collaborating to promote a more inclusive Open Science future.