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Academic publishing – INASP Blog

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.

Jo Beall, Executive Director, Education and Society, British Council and Chair INASP Board of Trustees, speaks at an INASP reception

What is the biggest challenge in bringing Southern research to bear on global issues? INASP Trustees reflect

The world is facing many global issues that need to be tackled collectively – from climate change and health to sustainable economies and migration. Knowledge and evidence can help us tackle these issues with informed solutions. But we need to unlock the knowledge from across the world in order to find the best ways forward. To celebrate INASP’s 25th Anniversary, we asked our Trustees to reflect on the biggest challenges in unlocking the potential of research and evidence generated in the global south to tackle worldwide issues.

INASP Annual review 2016-17

Annual review highlights successes of INASP’s 5 year strategy

Julie Brittain, INASP Executive Director, looks back at the past year and shares some highlights from our latest annual review....

Low representation of women in academic publishing is only a reflection of lack of opportunities

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.

Journal publishing in Nepal is challenging

– Dr. Mina Nath Paudel is Editor In-Chief of the Agronomy Journal of Nepal & Chief of the National Agriculture...

Open Access plays a vital role in developing-country research communication

In an article first published in a special Open Access-themed edition of  ISMTE’s EON Magazine, INASP’s Andy Nobes considers Open...

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