Resources from related organizations and publishers


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Author AID

Sponsored by INASP, AuthorAID is a free global health network that provides support for researchers in low and middle income countries.  The goal is to help researchers to publish and communicate their work. The site includes full-text links to over 500 online resources including toolkits, online courses, videos, plus a mentorship programme, manuscript checker and collaborative space for researchers and discussion forum.


Resources for authors

Topics include Editorial processes and publishing, Article type and preparation, Submitting your article, Forms, policies and ethics plus Guidance for new authors. The resources are geared toward submission to one publisher’s journals.


Researcher Academy

Free e-learning platform designed to unlock the potential of early and mid-career researchers. Specific sections focus on Research preparation, Writing for research, Publication process, Navigating peer review and Communicating your research. Each section contains an extensive series of modules and topics.


Toolkits

The organization’s goal is to enhance the quality and transparency of health research. The site is a “one-stop-shop for writing and publishing high-impact health research”. It includes toolkits on writing research, peer-reviewing research and teaching research skills plus a database on health research reporting guidelines; also view the Library section.


Editage Insights

A multilingual learning and discussion platform where researchers, authors and publishers can learn about all aspects of scholarly publishing, stay updated about the latest trends and, and seek and receive expert advice. The website contains sections on conducting research, manuscript writing, journal selection and submission, awaiting decision/post-publication and a ‘community’ option including a training academy. Registration is required but free.


Online learning program

INASP offers a range of online learning material from short self-study tutorials, facilitated online and blended learning experiences, to massive open online courses (MOOCs).  Courses are clustered for researchers, librarians, journal editors and higher education teachers and students. For each group, click on the link to view the ‘offered’ training modules.


Instructions to authors in the health sciences

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences: Links to websites that provide instructions to authors for over 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences. All links are to ‘primary sources’, so they go to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles. Access is via title/alphabetical listing, subject keyword or journal title searching.


Training courses and learning opportunities

ITOCA runs a series of Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) courses for the benefit of professionals to enhance skills through hands-on and practical skills building classes. The courses include Use of e-resources, Knowledge management, Reference management, Scientific writing and authorship skills, Grant proposal writing, Digitisation & digital preservation, Monitoring and evaluation, and Systematic reviews. For more information, access the ITOCA training page or send an email to itoca@itoca.org.


Library resource center

The Oxford University Press (OUP) Library Resource Center is the central point for all OUP self-serve training materials. The Navigating Research section discusses how academic users understand, discover, and utilize reference resources. The Learn About Your Resources, Manage Your Resources and Promote Your Resources sections focus on how to effectively use the OUP resources that are available via the Research4Life programmes, including many found in the Reference Sources menus.


Author services

This site contains sections for reviewers, editors, and authors. The latter contains documents to assist authors in preparing and submitting publications. Also includes a section with ethics guidelines.


More resources

For more resources, have a look at Research4Life’s Web Bibliography in the Author Skills section of our Training portal. The bibliography contains more than 75 annotated links that are organized into topical sections: Multiple Topic Sites, Footnotes & Bibliographies, Intellectual Property: Copyright & Plagiarism, Publishing/Editing/Ethical Issues/Peer Review, Reading Scientific Papers, Research Resources, Submission of Research Papers and Writing Skills. Links are reviewed every four to six months.