“The workshop aims to train the journal staff to load their own content onto SLJOL and manage the peer-review process in an online environment,” says Sioux Cumming, Programme Manager, Journals Online at INASP.
The workshop, which is locally organized by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, also aims to introduce participants to Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and the method for their inclusion in manuscripts. It will also discuss copyright, plagiarism and the legal issues and permissions involved in the publication of a journal.
“This will be a very practical, hands-on workshop. The journal quality aspects are relevant to all journals, but the use of SLJOL is specifically designed for the journals already present on SLJOL,” adds Sioux.
The workshop will be preceded by an official launch of the new SLJOL platform, organized by the NSF. The launch event will be attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Research, 55 journal editors and local media, as well as staff from the National Science Foundation, INASP’s Sioux Cumming and Brian Hole from Ubiquity Press.
Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL, http://www.sljol.info/) is a database of journals published in Sri Lanka, covering the full range of academic disciplines. There are now 63 journals on SLJOL listing 6683 articles.
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