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.

African Perspectives On Peer Review: A Roundtable Discussion

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.

Call to action: COVID-19 Rapid Review

Originally published at: africarxiv.pubpub.org Cite as: AfricArXiv (2020). Call to action: COVID-19 Rapid Review. AfricArXiv. Retrieved from https://africarxiv.pubpub.org/pub/24sv5nej As a supporter and signatory of the COVID-19 Publishers Open Letter of Intent for Rapid Review we call upon researchers in Africa and beyond to join the initiative and take action in Read more…

Harnessing the Open Science infrastructure for an efficient African response to COVID-19 [preprint]

Cite as: Havemann, Jo, Bezuidenhout, Louise, Achampong, Joyce, Akligoh, Harry, Ayodele, Obasegun, Hussein, Shaukatali, … Wenzelmann, Victoria. (2020). Harnessing the Open Science infrastructure for an efficient African response to COVID-19 [preprint]. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3733768 Authors Core team:  Jo Havemann, 0000-0002-6157-1494, Access 2 Perspectives & AfricArXiv, Germany Louise Bezuidenhout, 0000-0003-4328-3963, Oxford University, AfricArXiv Read more…

Why African researchers should join the Psychological Science Accelerator

The goals of AfricArXiv include fostering community among African researchers, facilitate collaborations between African and non-African researchers, and raise the profile of African research on the international stage. These goals align with the goals of a different organization, the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA). This post describes how these goals align Read more…