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OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.
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OAA12 - Building expertise in journal publishing.

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Susan Murray, Director, African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

Susan Murray, Director, African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

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  • 1. Susan Murraysusan@ajol.info
  • 2.  “Science, technology and publication form a triad which is essential for the survival of developing nations.” F Salager-Meyer, 2005 Research capacity Absorption & production capacityPUBLISHING capacity
  • 3. Lor, PJ “Bridging the North-South Divide in Scholarly Communication in Africa – a library and information systems perspective” 2006 http://www.ascleiden.nl/Pdf/elecpublconflor.pdf
  • 4. Lor, PJ “Bridging the North-South Divide in Scholarly Communication in Africa – a library and information systems perspective” 2006 http://www.ascleiden.nl/Pdf/elecpublconflor.pdf
  • 5.  HUGE range ... Periphery countries & journals NOT homogenous Professional commercial “old-style” publishers - some Professional commercial OA publishers - few Society publishers - some University press publishers - few Scholar publishers
  • 6. http://www.venturevalkyrie.com/2010/12/19/dont-ask-dont-tell/1504/rock-hard-place-road-sign-with-dramatic-clouds-and-sky
  • 7.  Doing an astounding job, given challenges Aware of NBance of “finessed” appearance & language of the publication (online or in print) 2nd language English / French speakers but few have language editors. Few have skills in formatting, layout, typesetting AND technical skills for interoperability, etc. RESULT >>> journals go to overseas publishing services (and authors also)
  • 8.  “Local journals struggle to survive and have very poor visibility due to high costs of publication and distribution” Chan, Kirsop, Arunachalam, 2005 https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/4415/1/Open_Access_Archiving.pdf
  • 9.  Institutional support Quality indicators – clarity on what to attain Self-determination in these Skills development & training of.... Authors, Editors, Reviewers Journal publishing software - OJS Aggregators for visibility, altmetrics, interoperability, OA data, etc
  • 10.  Open Access Institutional Repositories not enough Support for all types of research communication, notably peer-reviewed quality Gold OA journals Some libraries doing wonderful work Foster research culture; explicit attention to research communication and publishing Awareness-raising; encouraged (not mandated)
  • 11.  Establishing what these are http://www.surf.nl/en/actueel/Pages/Internationalscientificcommunityagreeonneedforqualityindi catorsfornew%28OpenAccess%29journals.aspx Journal familiarity with these Transparency of peer-review process Transparency of masthead – full Editorial Board names and contact details Trusted aggregator inclusion Professional OA journal publishers - quality
  • 12.  Awareness & knowledge of quality criteria Training in online publishing tools (OJS, OA) Awareness & use of CC by African OA journals Embracing Information Age & OA – for example, students journal training senior University staff Peer-to-peer learning & self-determination of best practice & quality criteria
  • 13.  Scholar journals from Africa paying MedKnow in India for “finessing” services African journals and authors moving to overseas publishers But, AOSIS in South Africa doing great work Academic Journals in Nigeria, Kenya on an international watch list of predator OA publishers, but do they really deserve that?
  • 14. “I would like to thank AJOL for providing a platform through which we realized our aim of combining subscription-based hard copy journal with open access online – the best of both.The vision of combining the two would have been extremely difficult without AJOL.”2,500,000 visits; 6.6 million (2011); 40% AfricanTop article from AJOL2011: downloaded 27,430VERY exciting emerging country-level platforms
  • 15.  Transparent & visible inclusion criteria and process Resolve tension between inclusionary and exclusionary role Better showcase and share what IS successfully being done Collaborate better, with mutual awareness- raising efforts
  • 16.  Research partnerships (S-S and S-N) Journal to journal (S-N and S-S) http://www.ajpp-online.org/ Journals aggregating in partnership (S) http://www.ajol.info/ Publisher to publisher ?? A role for BMC ??
  • 17. AJOL appreciates support from: www.ajol.info INASP susan@ajol.info Sida

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