[IRTalk] FW: Reminder: Workshop on online journal management & publishing: 27 May 2016, NMMU (register by 20 May)

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Wed May 11 16:23:27 SAST 2016

*Posted on behalf of the LIASA Eastern Cape Branch*

Dear Colleagues

Develop your skills in becoming a Scholarly Communication Librarian - closing date for registration is 20 May:

Workshop on managing and publishing your scholarly journal online using Open Journal Systems (OJS)
The scholarly publishing arena has been influenced by the Internet and specifically the World Wide Web (WWW) in many ways. Online journal management offers many benefits, including higher dissemination, increased access, reach, and visibility, leading to higher impact of individual research articles published. Journals all over the world are more and more joining hands with IT, Research and Library Divisions on campus to start hosting their own, instead of making use of sometimes very expensive publishers.

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)<http://www.assaf.org.za/>, in collaboration with higher education and research institutions in the Eastern Cape (LIASA Eastern Cape Branch/SEALS), would like to invite all editors, journal managers, librarians and other role players in the scholarly publishing process to a one day workshop on managing and publishing a scholarly journal in the online environment, using Open Journal Systems<https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/>. The following will also be addressed: workflow, unique identifiers, metadata, roles & responsibilities and criteria for a high quality open access journal, in line with the Department of Higher Education and Training policy for research output and criteria for accreditation.

Workshop Details

Date: Friday 27 May 2016, 09:00 - 16:00
Venue: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (details to follow once registered)
Costs: R 150.00 (you will receive an invoice following registration, with banking details for payment)
Facilitator: Ina Smith, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Please register: Click here to register online.<http://goo.gl/forms/3tWGxRFHBN> Please register by 20 May 2016.

Looking very much forward meeting you at the workshop! Please share with journal editors and journal managers*

Kind regards
Linda Ntaka

PRO: LIASA Eastern Cape Branch (2014 - 2016)
Tel.: +27(0) 46 603 7338
Email: l.ntaka at ru.ac.za<mailto:l.ntaka at ru.ac.za>

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