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Tag Archives: Journals Online
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. Continue reading
Dr Sabina Bhattarai is an Associate Professor and Vice Principal at Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal and Editor-in-Chief, Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology. The journal is published in NepJOL, supported by INASP. In this post, Thakur Amgai asked her about her experience in journal publishing in Nepal and the challenges she faces as a female journal editor. Continue reading
Promoting Southern publishing, supporting routes to share Southern research with wider audiences and embedding skills within institutions are all part of INASP’s vision of ‘research and knowledge at the heart of development’. Continue reading
Tech-solutionism is fairly common in the development sector; we regularly hear that a new widget or (increasingly) the latest app is going to transform some aspect of service delivery or save innumerable hours of time. The same thinking has swamped much discussion on higher education (HE) in the last few years, an issue typified by recent talk about MOOCs. And, as the development sector looks increasingly at the role that higher education has to play in transforming societies and economies, the streams run together. Of course technology plays and has played a vital role in development – in medicine or agriculture for example – and technology and online learning offer huge possibilities for HE. But sometimes it feels like we’re caught in our own hype. Undoubtedly, better broadband connectivity, greater mobile penetration, more students with smartphones and laptops – these are all changing the possibilities for learning, and for the way universities … Continue reading
INASP’s Emily Marlow recently spent a week in Sri Lanka working with the country’s National Science Foundation to improve its communications strategy for Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL), the INASP-established platform for Sri Lankan research. She reflects on her trip’s goals and successes. As a communications specialist, the objective of my visit to Sri Lanka was to work with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to look at key ways to publicise SLJOL both within Sri Lanka and internationally, and to support the development of a strategic communications plan with a focus on the platform. Since its beginning in 2008, SLJOL has grown substantially and now has 60 journals and up to 18,000 views per month. The site was originally managed by INASP but a phased handover to NSF began in 2013 and is due to be completed by the end of 2015. As part of this handover, SLJOL is now … Continue reading