Series of SA & African Webinars on Open Access Journal Publishing

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Dear Librarians, Editors, Journal Managers, Researchers, Metadata Editors, Research Officials, and more

During the past week individuals and institutions all over the world have demonstrated many ways of putting “open in action”, during International Open Access Week celebrations worldwide. Support for open access to publicly funded research is growing every day, and it is possible because of the Internet and open source software available, bringing down the operational costs. Through openly sharing quality research output with others, research can have a higher visibility, usage and impact.

We would like to make use of the opportunity to invite all to a series of online (free) webinars, in further sharing ways on how to publish high quality open access scholarly journals. This is an initiative from the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and will cover the following:

Date Time Webinar Topic Presenter Language
4 November 2016 09:00 UTC + 02:00 Webinar: Criteria for inclusion in DOAJ

Recording (recorded from the part on where to apply for inclusion) & Slides
Ina Smith
ASSAf/DOAJ Ambassador
English
14:00 UTC + 02:00 Webinar: Criteria for inclusion in DOAJ

Recording (recorded from the part on where to apply for inclusion) & Slides
Ina Smith
ASSAf/DOAJ Ambassador
English
11 November 2016 09:00 UTC + 02:00 Webinar: Using OJS to manage & publish your open access journal

Slides & Recording
Ina Smith
ASSAf/DOAJ Ambassador
English
14:00 UTC + 02:00ST Webinar: Using OJS to manage & publish your open access journal

Slides & Recording
Ina Smith
ASSAf/DOAJ Ambassador
English
18 November 2016 09:00 UTC + 02:00 Criteria for high quality OA journals

Slides & Recording
Susan Veldsman
ASSAf
English
14:00 UTC + 02:00 Criteria for high quality OA journals

Slides & Recording
Susan Veldsman
ASSAf
English
24 November 2016 13:00 GMT+1 Webinar: Criteria for inclusion in DOAJ

Slides & Recording

Kamel Belhamel
University of Bejaia, Algeria/ DOAJ Ambassador
French
25 November 2016 09:00 UTC + 02:00 Monitoring and evaluating the impact of your open access journal

Slides & Recording

To be confirmed English
14:00 UTC + 02:00 Monitoring and evaluating the impact of your open access journal

Slides & Recording

To be confirmed English

Please register and indicate the preferred sessions you would like to attend. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation on how to connect on the day of the webinar. Requirements: stable Internet access, sound (speakers), Chrome/Firefox Internet Browser. Please make sure all technology works beforehand, and test all.

Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/DITMpGve1xFWYNh03 . Guidelines for joining a webinar: http://journals.assaf.org.za/blog/webinar/

Looking very much forward to all from Africa joining us for this exciting series in taking Open Access forward on our continent, and making high quality African research output more visible!

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