Category Archives: Publishing

The Journal Impact Factor in African Studies

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is the best-known bibliometric indicator of academic journal prestige and influence. However, the JIF is not appropriate for measuring the quality of academic work, especially in African Studies.
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Copyrights: publications and research data

Copyrights play an important role not only for the publication of written works but also for the dissemination of research data. Harald Müller of the Copyright Alliance gives some Information on this topic in his presentation.
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Research data management in the humanities and cultural studies

The topic of research data management is also becoming increasingly important in the humanities and cultural studies. The presentation by Lisa Klaffki shows the possibilities for cooperation offered by the project "Digital Research Infrastructure for the Humanities and Cultural Studies (DARIAH-DE)".
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Research Data Management in Area Studies

Research data management is becoming increasingly important in area studies, which include African studies. How can you practically implement such data management? The following presentation by Birte Pfeiffer exemplifies how the German Institute of Global and Area Studies organizes its research data management in Hamburg.
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Unicode – Characters (Part 6)

The ever-increasing number of additional characters meant that Unicode had to be expanded again and again. The set of characters is now divided into several levels ("planes"). The practical thing is that in this way you can arrange a certain number of additional characters on each of the now 17 levels (with a 16-bit coding…
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Survey on research data!

Funding institutions increasingly require scientists to make their research data accessible and reusable in research data repositories. However, the management of research data in African studies is just in its beginnings, and in part accompanied by uncertainties about how it should be implemented. Not least, in African studies, research data are particularly sensitive with regard…
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