Academic publishing in Tanzania: if it seems complicated, that’s because it is

December 11th, 2014

When I volunteered to spend November in Tanzania working with the Elsevier Foundation’s Publishers Without Borders program, it felt like a big deal to me. It wasn’t just that… Read more


Elsevier Foundation awards $600K in grants to innovative libraries and women in science

December 4th, 2014

As the year draws to a close, the Elsevier Foundation announces the grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. The grants are part of an annual award program… Read more


Publishers Without Borders’ Tanzanian Experience

November 27th, 2014

“As I type this, I am listening to Christmas music with my feet up, the air conditioning cranked, looking out at construction workers carrying buckets of cement on… Read more


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