Mapping African Preprints

🎓 A new visualisation and mapping of preprints from AfricArxiv has been released using the tool Kumu.

‘Explore this map by clicking on individual nodes and see which authors affiliated with which research institutions in Africa and beyond came up with the results. From each item title, you can directly go to the OSF item on AfricArXiv to find the abstract, whole manuscript, poster or dataset, respectively’ (AfricArXiv)

If you have comments, questions or suggestions for improvements on this map email info@africarxiv.org.


Opening image caption: AfricArXiv mapped https://kumu.io/johave/africarxiv#africarxiv-network

Beyond #FakeScience: How to Overcome Shallow Certainty in Scholarly Communication

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