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AuthorAID aims to help researchers in developing countries to write about and publish their work. One way we achieve this is through developing a global network of researchers. Through the network, researchers can find long-term mentors or short-term advice to help them through the process of research design, writing and publication. This also enables researchers to find others in their field for collaboration, discussion and information.
As research communication is of global benefit, it is vital that researchers can find others in their field and get the information they need to develop their skills or ensure the latest research is shared and accessible.
Please note that this mentoring offer relates to authorship and publication skills and NOT general research skills. Please only apply if this suits you.
Are you an early-career researcher seeking someone more experienced to help you with your writing and research?Would you like guidance in writing and submitting scientific papers?Would you like advice about responding to reviewers?Are you seeking advice on writing grant applications?
Writing your first journal articles can be especially difficult if you have little or no local guidance. This is where AuthorAID can help. Our aim is to help early-career researchers contact experienced researchers and editors in order to get help with:

  • Using appropriate research methods and performing data analysis

  • Choosing appropriate journals for submitting manuscripts

  • Preparing manuscripts

  • Refining writing style

  • Understanding the peer review process and responding to reviewers' comments

  • Preparing presentations and posters

  • Preparing grant proposals

  • Otherwise communicating about research

How might I benefit from mentoring?
AuthorAID mentors are experienced researchers and editors, and they are encouraged to be supportive and helpful. Mentors can give you both specific and general information about writing, publishing, and research. You may ask them the smallest of questions, seek large-scale guidance from them about research directions and potential grants, and everything in between. Their knowledge can be very valuable.
You can read more about the scheme, and sign up, at this link.
OR: Could you become a mentor for another researcher? Click here to find out more.