BLOG ORCID statement / NNS ORCID verklaring

The NRF ORCID statement

On Friday 7 April the National Research Foundation (NRF) distributed an ORCID statement requiring all researchers and students applying for funding and rating to have an ORCID identifier. The NRF membership of ORCID ensures that researchers and their institutions will benefit from access to and integration with the ORCID registry. They are in the process of integrating ORCID into all application and grant management processes and systems. They are also considering integration benefits such as automated processes for uploading research output records into a researcher’s profile and research reports. Please read the NRF ORCID statement here.

What is ORCID?

An ORCID iD comprises a 16-digit identification number which uniquely distinguishes one author from another (e.g. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700). In doing so it ensures that scientific authors are permanently connected to their online research activities throughout their research careers.

ORCID and Stellenbosch University

You will know that Stellenbosch University has been a member of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) network since 2015 and we would like you to associate (“connect”) your ORCID and SU network identities to allow for the integration of ORCID iDs across systems in a managed way.

While it is now compulsory to have an ORCID iD when applying for NRF-funding or –rating, Stellenbosch University would like to request you to create your ORCID record and connect it to the Stellenbosch University integration at the same time. To do so please click on the button below (if you already have an ORCID iD, please sign in to your account to connect it with your SU network identity).

Help

Please read the ORCID Library guide if you need more information, for example on the benefits of using an ORCID iD and the benefits of connecting your ORCID iD to your Stellebosch University identity.

Enquiries: Contact your Faculty Librarian or Marié Roux, tel.: 021-8082623.

 

Die NNS ORCID verklaring

Die Nasionale Navorsingstigting (NNS) het op Vrydag 7 April ‘n verklaring uitgereik oor die vereiste om ‘n ORCID iD te gebruik in alle befondsings- en graderingsaansoeke. Die NNS se lidmaatskap tot ORCID verseker dat navorsers en hul instellings voordeel sal trek uit toegang en integrasie met die ORCID-netwerk. Hulle is in die proses om alle aansoek- en befondsingsbestuursprosesse en -sisteme te integreer met ORCID. Hulle oorweeg dit ook om met ORCID te integreer om die oplaai van navorsingsuitsette na die navorsersprofiele en navorsingsverslae te vergemaklik. Lees die NNS ORCID verklaring hier.

Wat is ORCID?

Die netwerk bestaan uit 16-syfer identifikasienommers wat skrywers van wetenskaplike navorsingspublikasies op ’n unieke manier van mekaar onderskei (bv. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700). Sodoende word verseker dat skrywers vir die duur van hul loopbane, en daarna, met hul aanlyn- navorsingsaktiwiteite verbind word.

ORCID en Universiteit Stellenbosch

Soos jy reeds weet, is Universiteit Stellenbosch vanaf 2015 ’n lid van die Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) netwerk. Universiteit Stellenbosch nooi jou uit om jou ORCID iD met jou universiteitsrekord te skakel ten einde die integrasie van ORCID iDs oor stelsels heen op ’n beheerde manier moontlik te maak.

Terwyl dit nou verpligtend is om ‘n ORCID iD te hê wanneer jy aansoek doen vir NNS-befondsing of -evaluerings, wil ons graag vra dat jy jou ORCID iD met die Universiteit Stellenbosch integrasie koppel wanneer jy ‘n iD skep. Gebruik asseblief die skakel hieronder om dit te doen. Indien jy reeds oor ‘n ORCID iD beskik, teken asseblief hier op jou rekening aan en skakel jou ORCID iD met jou universiteitsrekord.

Hulp

Lees asseblief die ORCID biblioteekgids indien jy meer inligting benodig, byvoorbeeld oor die voordele van die gebruik van ORCID en die voordele om jou iD met jou Universiteit Stellenbosch identiteit te koppel.

 

Navrae: Kontak jou Fakulteitsbibliotekaris of Marié Roux, tel.: 021-8082623.

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ImpactStory releases new Chrome Extension: Unpaywall

ImpactStory has released Unpaywall, linking users to full-text as they browse research articles.

Unpaywall is powered by an index of over ten million legally-uploaded, open-access resources, and it delivers.

 

Read more or download freely from: http://blog.impactstory.org/unpaywall/

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AFRICA’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT KNOWLEDGE HUB LAUNCHED

The South African Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub – a first for Africa – was launched at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg, South Africa on 16 March 2017.

 

The Hub is the first to connect African policy makers and development partners with the research needed to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. The beta version of the Hub is available at https://sdgknowledgehub.org/and currently contains the texts of 621 items, tagged in terms of SDG and Agenda 2063 aspiration. It is hosted by the University of Pretoria.

 

According to Minister Jeff Radebe, who delivered the keynote address at the opening, “the Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub is an online African initiative that focuses on collecting and disseminating relevant research on the implementation of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs in South Africa. I am told that this is the only Hub of its kind on the African continent and it provides access to the most recent and relevant South African research as an existing knowledge base to domesticate the SDGs”.

 

The Hub collects all recent publicly available research produced at South African universities that deal with implementing elements of Agenda 2063’s Aspirations and the SDGs. Articles are found by applying 401 search terms to research produced from 2014 to 2016. Of particular importance are articles that are technically accessible, and that focus on implementation.

 

Contact Prof Willem Fourie, Programme Coordinator: South African Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub, at +27 84 680 0911 or willem.fourie@up.ac.za for more information.

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Workshop on the benefits of Open Access publishing for researchers

Learn more about the benefits of Open Access and the Library’s Open Access initiatives.

The workshop will cover the following:

 

  • The philosophy and benefits of Open Access publishing
  • SUNScholar (Stellenbosch University’s digital research repository)
  • Finding Open Access journals in which to publish
  • SUNJournals
  • SUNDigital Collections
  • Open Access Publication Fund
  • How Open Access publishing can increase the citation rate of publications
  • Self-archiving of your research

 

Date: 28 March 2017

Time: 12:30 – 14:00

Venue: E-classroom, JS Gericke Library

 

Bookings:  http://sun.ac.za.libcal.com/event.php?id=1185597

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African Journal of Nephrology – new issue

African Journal of Nephrology has just published its latest issue at
http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/ajn. We invite you to review the Table
of Contents here and then visit our website to access the full-text
articles.

Best regards
Alain Assounga and Razeen Davids

African Journal of Nephrology
Vol 20, No 1 (2017)
Table of Contents
http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/ajn/issue/view/156

Editorial
——–
Editorial note (1)
Alain Assounga

Reviews
——–
The story of the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) (2-10)
Rashad S Barsoum

Articles
——–
Malignant renal tumours seen in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching
Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (11-15)
Christopher C Obiorah,  Vitalis Ofuru

Case Reports
——–
Successful pregnancy in a South African patient with end-stage renal disease
with the use of thrice-weekly nocturnal haemodialysis (16-17)
Piers A Stead,  Nabeel A Bapoo, Ronell Grobbelaar,      Derek Miller,   Douglas
Dumbril
IgG4-related kidney disease: a rare cause of tubulointerstitial nephritis
(18-20)
Thadathilankal J John,  Adriano Pellizon,       Wiiliam D Bates,        Mogamat-Yazied
Chothia

________________________________________________________________________
African Journal of Nephrology
http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/ajn

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13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished

An interesting study regarding predatory journals has been published.

Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison” by Shamseer et al identifies 13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished from presumed legitimate journals. These may be useful for authors who are assessing journals for possible submission or for others, such as universities evaluating candidates’ publications as part of the hiring process. The 13 characteristics are summarized in the article:

1.

The scope of interest includes non-biomedical subjects alongside biomedical topics

2.

The website contains spelling and grammar errors

3.

Images are distorted/fuzzy, intended to look like something they are not, or which are unauthorized

4.

The homepage language targets authors

5.

The Index Copernicus Value is promoted on the website

6.

Description of the manuscript handling process is lacking

7.

Manuscripts are requested to be submitted via email

8.

Rapid publication is promised

9.

There is no retraction policy

10.

Information on whether and how journal content will be digitally preserved is absent

11.

The Article processing/publication charge is very low (e.g., < $150 USD)

12.

Journals claiming to be open access either retain copyright of published research or fail to mention copyright

13.

The contact email address is non-professional and non-journal affiliated (e.g., @gmail.com or @yahoo.com)

 

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Promoting your articles to increase your digital identity and research impact

Self-archiving your articles in your institutional repository may increase reach and impact.

 

For ten ways of promoting your research output and increasing impact, read the full article by Jon Tennant here:

http://blog.scienceopen.com/2017/03/promoting-your-articles-to-increase-your-digital-identity-and-research-impact/

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South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

The latest edition of South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science is now available at http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub

Table of Contents:

Provision of library services to people with disabilities in Malawi

By Aubrey Harvey Chaputula, Patrick Mapulanga

The impact of new information services on teaching, learning and research at the University of Zululand Library

By Lyudmila Ocholla, Grace Mutsvunguma, Zanele Hadebe

Trends and patterns of medical and health research at Moi University, Kenya, between 2002 and 2014: an informetrics study

By Daniel Chebutuk Rotich, Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha

Researchers adapting to open access journal publishing: the case of the University of Cape Town

By Reggie Raju, Jill Classeen, Elizabeth Moll

Using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to foster teaching and learning partnerships

By Allison Fullard

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Stellenbosch University joins MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) Institutional Membership Programme

Stellenbosch University has joined the Institutional Membership Programme of MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), an academic open-access publisher.

In terms of the membership programme, corresponding authors associated with the University will receive a 10% discount on MDPI’s Article Processing Charges.

SU authors who publish with MDPI will be invoiced directly. Once the invoice has been paid, the author may apply for a refund from the Open Access Publication Fund, in agreement with the policy of the Fund.

If approved, the refund will not be more than 50% of the APCs for SU-authors.

 

For more information, contact Naomi Visser, E-resources librarian at nrv@sun.ac.za

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Workshop: Submiting your thesis/dissertation to SUNScholar

Are you ready to submit your thesis, dissertation or article to the Library’s digital research repository? This library training opportunity for postgraduate students or staff is designed to provide practical guidance to those ready to submit their thesis/dissertation into SUNScholar.

Target audience: Masters and doctoral students.

Outcomes:

This session will provide you with the necessary guidelines on:

  • Preparing your thesis/dissertation/article for fast and effective submission
  • The process and procedures involved in submission

Date & Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Thursday, February 2, 2017  AND Thursday, February 9, 2017
(Please click on the date to book)

Location: E-classroom (JS Gericke Library)

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