The Growth of Africa’s STEM Research Capacity

November 5th, 2014

A new World Bank Report, compiled by the World Bank and Elsevier and released last month, shows how regions such as West and Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa… Read more

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AAAS Carribean Division Meeting

October 23rd, 2014

Puerto Rico is rapidly developing an excellent research-driven economy, focusing mainly on bio-technologies and the rich island’s environment. During the last AAAs Carribean Division meeting, a key point… Read more


New volunteer program to embed publishers in Tanzania

October 3rd, 2014

Many Tanzanian academics are heavily involved in teaching and do consultancy activities on the side. This leaves them little time to conduct research, let alone publish. If they… Read more


African Journal Partnership Project: building research capacity

September 26th, 2014

African research is increasing in numbers and quality – but suffers from an overall lack of discoverability within the global health community. Founded a decade ago, the African Journal Partnership… Read more

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Launch of the COSTECH Tanzanian Consortium of Academic Publishers

September 24th, 2014

On June 16th, the launch of the Consortium of Academic Publishers in Tanzania was held at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The staff involved in the… Read more

2014 Els Foundation Awards

The Elsevier Foundation Award Winners in Chemistry — 2015 nominations for physics and math

September 22nd, 2014

In 2014, five talented researchers representing five regions of the developing world came together at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Chicago… Read more


Designing a career ladder for women postdocs in science

September 17th, 2014

How to improve the leadership balance of women in science is a much debated area. Of the world’s researchers, just 30 percent are women, according to the UNESCO Institute… Read more

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Seed Grants for Research Capacity: The Elsevier Foundation at Publishers for Development

August 14th, 2014

Since 2007, the Elsevier Foundation has worked to build research infrastructure and capacity through annual grants to libraries in developing countries. Projects have tackled everything from preserving unique… Read more

New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

August 14th, 2014

In August, Elizabeth Pain of Science Careers covered critical role that childcare plays in boosting professional visibility for both female and male scientists. Dealing with children while attending conferences… Read more

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Against All Odds: Women in Developing Countries Succeed in STEM Fields

August 5th, 2014

They’re seeking cures for cancer and other diseases, and proving that women can excel in fields once forbidden to them. In August, Susan Brink of US News &… Read more