Bangladesh editors’ meeting celebrates 10 years of BanglaJOL
The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) and INASP are jointly organizing a day long programme on “Official Launching of the BanglaJOL Website and Dialogue on Publishing Environment and Journal Standards of Bangladesh” on 8 December 2016. The inaugural event marks the 10th Anniversary of BanglaJOL - a unique platform which shares knowledge from South to North.
The event will be attended by Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Honourable State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) as a Chief Guest.
It is expected that over 70 editors from various science journals - from agriculture to nutrition, child health to dentistry will attend the event.
The event, also attended by the local media, will give an opportunity for the journalists to informally interact with the editors and explore story ideas based on their regular research works making academic research from Bangladesh more available both nationally and internationally.
Emily Marlow, an INASP Associate, will be working with the BanglaJOL Management Team at the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences to increase their media capacities. She and the team will also be meeting with a number of local and international agencies in order to promote the academic excellence of Bangladesh.
BanglaJOL is a database of journals published in Bangladesh. It was initiated in June 2007 and officially launched in September 2007 with the support of by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP). The objective of BanglaJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey. It is managed locally by the Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS). It provides open access to the full text of research articles published in 139 different journals from a wide range of academic disciplines and genres.
INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve production, sharing and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges. In particular, INASP works to strengthen the availability, access and use of international research information by researchers in developing countries and the production, quality, dissemination and access of research outputs from researchers in those same countries.