Research to Action

Research to Action

Research to Action (R2A) is a website catering for the strategic and practical needs of people trying to improve the uptake of development research.

Website: http://www.researchtoaction.org

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak highlights serious deficiencies in scholarly communication

13/03/2020

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As research and government responses to the COVID-19 outbreak escalate in the face of a global public health crisis, Vincent Larivière, Fei Shu and Cassidy R. Sugimoto reflect on efforts to make research on this subject more widely available. Arguing that a narrow focus on research published in high ranking journals predominantly in English has impeded research efforts, they suggest that the renewed emphasis on carrying out open research on the virus presents an opportunity to reassess how research and scholarly communication systems serve the public good.