Monthly Archives: January 2019

ResearchGate Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

ResearchGateResearchGate defines a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as a unique identifier that provides a permanent link to any research you add to your profile – making it easily findable and citable. The DOI has also been described as the paper’s digital fingerprint. Each article receives a unique one at birth, and it can be used to identify the article throughout its lifespan, no matter where it goes. It is that …

Call for articles/papers

Medical journal logoThe editor of The East and Central Africa Medical Journal (ECAMJ) is inviting submissions for consideration for publishing. The ECAMJ is a high quality open access peer reviewed research journal that is published online. The journal is a product of the School of Medicine of Kenyatta University, Kenya. It provides a platform for researchers, academicians, professional practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality …

Identifying and avoiding predatory conferences

ConferencesThe risk of falling prey to predatory journals has been voiced by many researchers and stakeholders in academia. Predatory conferences are however a relatively new entrant. The scholarly community has developed the Think.Check.Attend checklist to help scholars steer clear of predatory conferences.  A similar checklist that can help identify fraudulent journals is the Think.Check.Submit checklist. In a nutshell, before you spend your money on any conference, ask yourself the questions …

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