Ludmilla Figueiredo is a research data and code curator coming from a background in ecology and conservational biodiversity. In the first episode (part 1), she talks with Jo about the implementation of the open science principles within the fast-paced and heavy workload researchers must handle.In the second episode (part 2), […]
Reading – Writing – Publishing
>> Peer Review
Some [scientific articles] are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.Francis Bacon, 1625
- Strategic Approaches to Scholarly Reading
Objective: to gain an overview of strategic approaches to scholarly reading
Treat reading as a goal-oriented, versatile activity and become a more effective reader. In this course, we will exchange on best reading practices and discuss the importance of reading speed adjustments, asking questions to a text and following the structure of various scholarly reading materials.
Additionally, we will look into selected digital tools to improve the discoverability of scholarly texts to identify those that are relevant to your research topic.
This workshop is designed to help young scientists understand reading as an activity and help them become more efficient and effective readers. Good readers are flexible in their reading approach: instead of ‘plodding’, that is reading consistently at 150 words per minute, well-trained readers have the capacity to adjust their speed to the material. In addition, they have a clear purpose and understanding of the texture and structure of their reading materials. Thus, reading is an active and purposeful act that needs a focused and selective reader.
- Writer <> Reader perspectives
- Text structure
- Active reading and effective note-taking
- Selective reading speed
- Text comprehension strategies
- Improved reading focus and dealing with distractions
- Digital tools for collaborative reading and annotating and literature search
Kump P, (Nov 1998), Breakthrough Rapid Reading. Published by Prentice Hall Press | 304 Pages | 7 x 9-1/4| ISBN 9780735200197
Related perspectives (blog posts)
- Preprints, and other types of research output that can be archived on a preprint server
- Open Peer Review as a [better] way of assessing each other’s quality of research
- Innovative workflows and platforms for research dissemination and discovery
Within the concept of Open Science, Open Access publishing plays a key role for the dissemination and unrestricted accessibility of research results across disciplines. Types for open access vary from green, to gold, diamond, hybrid and black and allow for sharing of manuscripts and datasets directly or with certain limitations, restrictions or delays (embargos) to be viewed publicly. So then how is it possible to make an informed decision about repository and journal selection or data dissemination? Similar questions arise when it comes to the quality assurance of scholarly output. Recently established organizations, nowadays offer platforms and communities for publisher-independent open peer review processes that may complement or even replace Peer Review as we know it.
You will learn how to deposit your manuscripts and datasets in open repositories as well as with a tailored journal selection strategy. We will discuss and compare digital platforms, and learn how to make informed decisions about journal selection and data dissemination. Make your research output discoverable and accessible so that the results of your research can unfold societal impact and benefits.
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker, by Gábor Lövei | May 2021 214pp. | DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0235
Van Schalkwyk, Francois, Open Access as a Reassertion of the Values of Science (April 3, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2983628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2983628
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Gareth Dyke shares his wealth of experience on Open access, preprints and scholarly publishing with Jo.
Multilingualism and translation as publishing services for researchers – A conversation with Avi Staiman
Avi Staiman and Jo share some of their experiences and observations made, as well as resources and best practices to foster a global and multilingual research environment.
Publication Strategies and Open Science – A conversation with Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman
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Summary of the Q&A session on Aug 25
Here is a summary from yesterday's Q&A, in which we discussed Open Access literature discovery, incentives for ECRs to publish Open Access, and making an informed decision about where to publish amongst other topics.
Should NPOs and NGOs publish their reports in scholarly repositories?
So, Louise Bezuidenhout (t: @LouBezuidenhout) and I were wondering if it would be feasible to encourage NPOs and NGOs to submit their datasets and reports to scholarly repositories for the purpose of data sharing in line with the #FAIRprinciples.
How digital scholarly service platforms facilitate research rigor and transparency – A conversation with Nici Pfeiffer
Nici Pfieffer is Chief Product Officer at the Center for Open Science and in that position works towards enabling researchers to share their work to advance the transparency and reproducibility of science. With Jo, she talks about the importance of open digital infrastructure and how she contributes to research rigor and the achievements made through her work.
Publish Your Reviews
At AfricArXiv, we are proud supporters and endorsers of the ‘Publish Your Reviews’ campaign by ASAPbio.
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Translated articles are research output
Translating scholarly works can contribute enormously to a scientific community. Famously, Albert Einstein translated articles into English so that Anglo-Americans could contribute to state-of-the-art science. The modern tendency to ignore scholarship that is not in English leads to lower quality studies and double work. Translation can help overcome linguistic barriers, and is thus an important means to increase accessibility and participation as well as to counteract fragmentation of the literature into linguistic islands.
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A conversation with Martin Delahunty
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Exercising your freedom to publish – A conversation with Dasapta Erwin Irawan
A conversation with Dasapta Erwin Irawan
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A conversation with Donny Winston
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A conversation with Mark Hahnel.
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A conversation with Nicholas Outa.