2021 has been an exciting year for TCC Africa and these are some of the highlights of our activities. We have officially supported over 10,000 researchers
and in a bid to continue supporting the discoverability and visibility of African researchers , we got into a strategic partnership with AfricArxiv
, Africa’s only preprint repository and we have an ongoing exciting collaboration with PLOS
with the objective of co-creating pathways to Open Research that work for African researchers and stakeholders within the scholarly community ecosystem .
Part of TCC Africa’s professional service includes institutional capacity strengthening and we are proud to note that in 2021 together with our partner Digital Science we successfully launched the open access research discovery solution Dimensions in 10 African countries
, with , plans for more in 2022. In a bid to increase equity in peer review we partnered with eLife Publications, PREreview ,AfricArXiv and Eider Africa to create a programme that would support African early career researchers on peer review training
and raise awareness around preprints and foster the participation of African researchers in peer review, especially the open review of preprints. In 2021 we hosted a series of research capacity webinars
,which, highlight some of the major scholarly communication capacity building activities not limited to Peer Review and Open Access Week in the global academic publishing calendar. With these highlights we wish you a happy holiday and look forward to working with you in 2022.