The global research community has suffered from a lack of information exchange between the developed, developing and transitional countries, and we passionately believe that there are huge opportunities for collaboration and contribution between these various parts of the world.
We have been involved in projects around the world to increase awareness of scholarly publishing and communication, and to provide industry updates to facilitate improved participation in digitial publishing and information sharing.
Such work has involved providing workshops and presentations to publishers and editors on how to develop e-publishing programmes (e.g. In Thailand to the Thai Publishers Association), and working with international bodies such as the International Publishers Association to provide information at conferences and workshops (e.g. to the Ukraine Pubishers Association).
Working with development agencies, such as the Shuttleworth Foundation, we have assisted with capacity-building initiatives within the developing world to enhance communication of research results and to develop innovative online solutions for the publication of research results.
Examples of our development work include
Workshops for editors and publishers: for example workshops undertaken in South Africa covering issues of Open Access publishing, copyright and licensing, and promotion of research information. See our
strategic publishing training.
Advising on publishing solutions: Working with the South African Science Academy
(ASSAf) to help them create capacity building and supporting mechanisms to ensure higher visibility of South African research communication.
Creating resource materials: for example working with the World Health Organization to provide a guidebook for journal editors to help improve editorial standards in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
We are happy to discuss any initiatives, intervention requirements, or to provide advice on developing country issues. Please