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.

JPPS framework.

More than 80 Global South journals awarded JPPS starred status

First Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS) assessments highlight excellence in Southern journal publishing practices

Automated online tool gives free advice on article structure and reporting ethics for Southern researchers

Automated online tool gives free advice on article structure and reporting ethics for Southern researchers

Partnership between Penelope.ai and INASP provides manuscript checking tool free of charge to researchers in the Global South INASP’s AuthorAID...

Supporting trust in Southern journals: the story behind Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS)

INASP and African Journals Online have launched the Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS), a unique new framework for providing accreditation and support for journals in the Global South. The JPPS provides detailed and internationally accepted assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices and policies of Southern journals. In this interview, Susan Murray, Executive Director of African Journals Online (AJOL), and Sioux Cumming, Programme Manager, Journals Online, share the origins and potential of JPPS.

What are publishers doing about global divides?

One of the speakers at next week’s Publishers for Development conference, Janet Remmington, gives a personal account of some of the work of the scholarly publisher Taylor & Francis towards addressing information needs in the global South. Our world is more connected than ever, and yet it is not. In our information age, publications and data abound, but we see global unevenness in the creation, availability, and application of knowledge resources. Open Access is importantly part of the picture, yet it is still evolving and does not come without its own challenges. Also, the very role of evidence-based findings and critical debate for addressing the problems and opportunities of our world is under threat. In the reality of our mixed economy, what are publishers doing to address information needs of the global South? In what follows, is a brief personal account of some of the work of Taylor & Francis.

Improving the journal publishing environment of Bangladesh – Part 2: the roadmap

In the second part of a two-part article, Haseeb Md Irfanullah continues to talk about how organizations from the North and the South can be brought together to change the face of academic publishing in Bangladesh through inclusive, long-term planning and how this will help Bangladeshi journals meet the new Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS) levels that are being developed by INASP and African Journals Online.

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