2018 Webinar 1: Health Is Global: How and Why Publishing Can Catch Up

Held: January 19, 2018, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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With the advancement of communication and information exchange, our efforts in scientific research dissemination have become increasingly global. This January webinar seeks to understand why U.S. and Western journals, publishers, and societies should pay attention to research and publications in other countries. Partnerships between Western journals/publishers/societies and scientific scholars in resource-poor countries are out there, they’re important, and they offer benefits for all parties. With a common interest in developing and enhancing publication standards in our field, please join CSE to learn more about how these connections can be formed.


Ella August, Clinical Assistant Professor, Editor-in-Chief, Pre-Publication Support Services, University of Michigan School of Public Health


Andrew A. Mataya, Assistant Editor, East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Andrew Mataya is the assistant editor of the East and Central African Journal of Surgery and serves as an Analysis adviser for The BMJ. He also works as a research associate at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi. Andrew grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He studied medicine at the University of Malawi College of Medicine and worked as a junior doctor in Malawi for two years prior to taking on his current research position. Andrew was previously deputy editor of the Malawi Medical Journal, which is partnered with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as a member journal of the NIH-funded African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP).

Andy Nobes, Program Officer, Research Development and Support, INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications)
Andy is responsible for the online component of INASP’s AuthorAID project, which supports early career researchers in developing countries. He currently manages the AuthorAID website, which provides free resources, discussion forums, and an online mentoring and collaboration platform. He has also been instrumental in the development of the AuthorAID online courses in research writing and proposal writing, which have evolved into Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), training over 9,000 researchers from 111 countries in the past three years. Andy has also been involved in training journal editors in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in digital publishing practices, as part of INASP’s Journals Online project. He previously worked for the academic publisher Taylor & Francis.

Sally Perreault Darney, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Health Perspectives
Sally Perreault Darney joined NIEHS as Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) in 2015 after a 30-year career conducting and managing research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As Editor, she has oversight of EHP‘s International Program, led by Hui Hu, which includes publication of EHP’s Chinese Edition and participation in the African Journals Partnership Program. As a researcher, Sally published extensively in reproductive toxicology and epidemiology, assumed leadership roles in several national and international societies, and expanded her expertise by helping to develop EPA’s National Research Programs in Chemical Safety for Sustainability and Sustainable and Healthy Communities. Having earned her PhD from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Sally completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her prior editorial experience includes Associate Editor for Biology of Reproduction and Coeditor-in-Chief of the Journal of Andrology.