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.
View this project on Github: Authors & Contributors in alphabetical orderBezuidenhout, Louise, Havemann, Jo, Kitchen, Stephanie, De Mutiis, Anna, & Owango, Joy. (2020). African Digital Research Repositories: Mapping the Landscape [Data set]. Zenodo. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3732172 Visual Map: https://kumu.io/access2perspectives/african-digital-research-repositories Dataset: https://tinyurl.com/African-Research-RepositoriesSubmission form: https://forms.gle/CnyGPmBxN59nWVB38 Licensing: Text and Visual Map – CC-BY-SA 4.0 // Dataset Read more…