New guidebook aims to help female postdocs

October 15th, 2015

It’s no secret that women pursuing careers in science face various challenges, and those related to having children can be particularly pronounced for female postdocs. To help address… Read more

A pupil at Kilindi Nungwi Primary School in Unguja reads aloud to his class. (Photo by Ashleigh Brown of Book Aid International)

Thinking inside the box

October 9th, 2015

Portable libraries are bringing books – and a love for reading – to remote communities in Zanzibar and beyond In the isolated village of Unguja, Zanzibar, Kilindi Nungwi… Read more

Nurses on the set of the view in advance of the live show. (Photo via Larry Slater, PhD, RN, CCRN @LZSlater on Twitter)

Nurses unite on The View

September 24th, 2015

In response to disparaging comments on the TV show, nurses will “show their stethoscopes” and the true work of the nursing profession Dozens of nurses from the New… Read more

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Partner spotlight: Elsevier by Planet Earth Institute

September 23rd, 2015

Planet Earth Institute interviewed Ylann Schemm, Elsevier Foundation’s Program Director.   We are very proud to partner with Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of science and health information,… Read more

video Plagiarism, copyright and ethical conduct in Tanzania

Video: Plagiarism, copyright and ethical conduct in Tanzania

September 21st, 2015

Maureen Fondo, Senior Legal Officer at COSOTA, on copyright awareness in Tanzania “In Tanzania, not all people are aware about the existence of copyright. It’s the duty of… Read more

video building scientific publishing in Tanzania

Video: Building scientific publishing in Tanzania

September 14th, 2015

Dr. Leonard Mboera, Editor of the Tanzanian Journal of Health Research, on publishing research, building networks and accessibility of research “What is coming out of research in this… Read more

video enhancing reading culture and research output in Tanzania

Video: Enhancing reading culture and research output in Tanzania

September 8th, 2015

Walter Bgoya on Tanzania’s reading culture and a new consortium of academic publishers “There are now 20 universities in Tanzania and many more are coming. Every university wants… Read more

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Teaching and learning with African scientists

August 26th, 2015

As an editor, finding hidden gems requires dedication and collaboration, no matter where you are Like many people, I had never heard of tanzanite until I saw it… Read more

Scientific publishing in Tanzania: a ‘safi sana’ journey

Scientific publishing in Tanzania: a ‘safi sana’ journey

July 30th, 2015

Tanzanian scientists are passionate about research despite lack of funding and encounters with predatory journals Scientists “John” and “Michael” are working hard to become internationally recognized scholars, but… Read more


Access to research helps health professionals treat patients in low-income countries

June 30th, 2015

Research4Life’s HINARI program awarded Medical Library Association medal It’s 2003, and a 7-month pregnant woman is living in the bus terminal in Lusaka, Zambia. She cannot afford medical… Read more