AfricArXiv is committed to increasing access and visibility to African research through our open access portal. With our no-cost publishing for researchers, we are confident that African research will be more visible and build an active and accessible community of researchers to strengthen their research knowledge collaboratively.
Open Peer Reviewers in Africa: Nominations are now open to recruit future peer-review trainers across the continent
AfricArXiv, Eider Africa, eLife, PREreview, and the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) invite nominations for researchers in the fields of life sciences and medicine who will help co-create and then disseminate resources promoting best open peer-review practices in Africa.
Eider Africa, PREreview, AfricArXiv, and TCC Africa Develop a Course to Involve More African Researchers in Peer Review
Eider Africa, PREreview, AfricArXiv, and the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) are working together on a new peer-review training program for early to mid-career researchers in Africa, facilitated by eLife. The course aims to raise awareness around preprints and invite African researchers/scholars to the open review of preprints.
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.
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.
The University World News released a report titled Study highlights concern about publishing practices, expressing the challenges that are faced by Sub-Saharan African researchers that consequently lead to few peer-reviewed articles published in the online publishing industry from the African continent.
Under the title Encouraging Preprint Curation and Review, ASAPbio has held a design sprint to increase exposure for new and existing ideas for encouraging preprint curation and review. The event was held in collaboration with Wellcome, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, DORA, EMBO Press, PLOS, and eLife. Read more…
Beyond open access publishing services for its community, AfricArXiv will facilitate more opportunities for rigorous and reproducible practices.