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Joy Owango

Joy Owango

Training Centre in Communication and AfricArxiv

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On-Demand Meetings

Inspiring Global Collaboration


2022 | Jun 02, Joy Owango, Bianca Amaro, Ana Heredia, Devika Madalli, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, Solange Santos, Lautaro Matas

The scholarly publishing ecosystem is more diverse than ever in terms of the business models we adopt, technologies and infrastructure we use, workflows we practice, and the way we show our resilience against shocks like pandemics. Our discussions, however, often focus on the challenges and opportunities of North America and Europe. As a part of the dynamic publishing world, regions outside this axis have been developing diverse experiences, expertise, and opportunities that can be effectively translated into global collaboration. In this session, experts and professionals working on different parts of these regions–the "unusual suspects"–will showcase their inspiring conceptions, experiences, and solutions. Through a guided panel discussion and open discussion, the audience and the panel together will explore how to learn from, capitalize on, and harness a diverse pool of regional and international perspectives and expertise. They would also identify some action points that could be taken forward by individual organizations beyond the session floor. This session would be one of the many attempts to inspire the conversation between the North and the South and create space for collaboration making the North and the South meet in the middle. || Speakers: Ana Heredia; Haseeb Md Irfanullah; Devika Madalli; Bianca Amaro; Lautaro Matas; Joy Owango; Solange Santos
SSP On-Demand: Webinars

Preprints and New Content


2021 | Oct 06, Michele Avissar-Whiting, Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Joy Owango, Alex Freeman

It is now common practice for researchers in many disciplines to post their work as a preprint ahead of or in conjunction with submission to a peer-reviewed journal. For some, the question is no longer whether to upload a preprint of their work but when or how quickly to do so. With preprints now a first step in the submission process, publishers and editors have a new set of questions: Where do preprints fit in the scope of upholding scientific rigor? What if the study or data are flawed (and potentially harmful to readers, especially those who aren’t scientists)? Who takes responsibility for the accuracy of preprints and the data now “published” and available to the public? How do we handle retracting, citing, and referencing preprints? Are preprints a “move fast and break things” example of new directions in academic publishing, or should we consider implementing some speed bumps? This panel will discuss these questions and more.