In memoriam of Florence Piron

Florence Piron was an anthropologist and ethicist, working as a professor in the Department of Information and Communication at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. As a strong advocate for Open Access, she taught critical thinking through multidisciplinary courses on ethics, democracy and living together and was passionately investigating the links Read more…

AfricArXiv receives JROST Rapid Response Award

Following our participation in the JROST conference 2020, we are honored to share that we were awarded $5,000 for our dedication in advancing openness in research and scholarship across Africa. AfricArXiv is among the eight awardees of the response fund; along with La Referencia – Openscapes – PREreview – sktime – 2i2c – Humanities Commons – Knowledge Equity Lab.

AfricArXiv supports COAR on their Input to “Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter”

On the 24th of November, 2020 the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) published a response to the Data repository Selection Criteria, sharing their concerns and why these criteria will pose a challenge to some researchers and repositories. The representatives from journals, publishers and scholarly communication organisations, FAIRsharing Community came together Read more…