Publishers Without Borders

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Dr. Leonard Mboera, Editor of the Tanzanian Journal of Health Research, on publishing research, building networks and accessibility of research “What is coming out of research in this country is not that adequate. It does not reflect what is being […]

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Walter Bgoya on Tanzania’s reading culture and a new consortium of academic publishers “There are now 20 universities in Tanzania and many more are coming. Every university wants to do two, three journals. The resources don’t really permit. I think […]

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As an editor, finding hidden gems requires dedication and collaboration, no matter where you are Like many people, I had never heard of tanzanite until I saw it at a museum. Tanzanite, or blue zoisite, is a gemstone found exclusively […]

Scientific publishing in Tanzania: a ‘safi sana’ journey
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Tanzanian scientists are passionate about research despite lack of funding and encounters with predatory journals Scientists “John” and “Michael” are working hard to become internationally recognized scholars, but they are struggling to compete with worldwide experts in their field. The […]

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Volunteers travel to Tanzania to give workshops for our Publishers Without Boarders project   An old Ethiopian proverb is inscribed on the wall outside the Addis restaurant in Dar es Salaam: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a […]

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When I volunteered to spend November in Tanzania working with the Elsevier Foundation’s Publishers Without Borders program, it felt like a big deal to me. It wasn’t just that I had to make sacrifices of my own, but I had to […]

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“As I type this, I am listening to Christmas music with my feet up, the air conditioning cranked, looking out at construction workers carrying buckets of cement on their heads with the sun-drenched Indian Ocean in the distance. It all […]

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Many Tanzanian academics are heavily involved in teaching and do consultancy activities on the side. This leaves them little time to conduct research, let alone publish. If they do conduct research and wish to publish, often they lack the knowledge […]