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What research communication means in developing countries

I recently wrote a 2-part series of blog posts titled 'Miles to go for scholarly commons to become a global academic norm':

 

http://blog.inasp.info/miles-scholarly-commons-global-academic-norm-2/

http://blog.inasp.info/miles-scholarly-commons-global-academic-norm/

 

An excerpt:

 

'It is not enough to encourage researchers in the Tripuras and Thai Nguyens of the world today to share their research data and outputs in the public domain. The national, institutional and collegial environments in developing countries put excessive pressure on researchers to focus on publishing – and getting published is not easy. So it’s not surprising that scholarly commons principles – such as maximizing the transparency and accessibility of research data – are not primary concerns.

 

It is essential, therefore, to make a case at the level of national university commissions or at least institutions, where academic structures and guidelines are put in place. It is also essential to influence policymakers and research funders to promulgate new approaches to research communication.'

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