Posts by Sian Harris

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.

Helping researchers distinguish credible journals

Journals with dubious publishing practices cause problems for authors and readers of these journals, as well as for genuine journals that could be unfairly distrusted. INASP's projects, and role in Think. Check. Submit. are helping to address these challenges.

Tackling gender inequality in research: six stories from Africa and Asia

Interviews highlight challenges for women researchers in the Global South and how inspiring gender champions are helping redress the balance

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