Posts by Sian Harris

Transformative learning workshop, Tanzania.

Transforming teachers for transformed students

A key early part of the TESCEA project was a series of transformative learning workshops that helped teaching staff reflect on their approaches to teaching and how they can help students interact with what they are being taught.

Think Check Submit logo.

Survey reveals need for good guidance about trustworthy places to publish research

Finding an appropriate and trustworthy journal to publish in is a challenge for many researchers around the world and a common concern for researchers in INASP’s AuthorAID network. INASP is a founder and committee member of the Think. Check. Submit. initiative, which is helping researchers choose journals they can trust. The findings from Think. Check. Submit.’s recent survey, discussed in this press release, reveal the need for this work and will help guide development of the initiative in 2019.

To address geographical diversity in peer review we need to include Southern voices better

Diversity in peer review is very important if we want to fully realize the potential of all researchers in the production, sharing and use of knowledge.

Assessing and supporting journal publishing practices in the Global South 

Journals in the developing world face challenges in becoming known and respected in the international research landscape. Siân Harris describes Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS), established and managed by African Journals Online (AJOL) and INASP, which provides detailed assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices of Global South journals.

Banner showing JPPS is a finalist for the ALPSP Awards.

Journal Publishing Practices and Standards framework is shortlisted for prestigious publishing award

JPPS assessment framework for Global South journals is finalist for 2018 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing The Journal Publishing...

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Sharing ideas across the research and knowledge system in Sri Lanka

Bringing together researchers, librarians, journal editors and policymakers in Sri Lanka gave an interesing opportunity to share experiences and challenges.

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