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Set up by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
(ICTP), eJDS aims to facilitate access to scientific literature for free in the fields of Physics and Mathematics, by distributing scientific articles via email to developing-world scientists with poor Internet connectivity. Several major publishers have adhered to the programme, with exact rules over access dependent on each publisher. Access to eJDS is granted on an individual basis and requires registration.
This website hosts the Earth Journalism Network, which aims to help journalists from developing countries to report on environmental issues more effectively. The network was developed by the Internews Network and Internews Europe and it organises the Earth Journalism Awards programme.
It also establishes links among environmental journalists, offering capacity building through workshops, training materials, support for production and distribution, and small grants. The website provides information about the Network's activities and partners, fellowship programmes, and useful tools and resources. These include a toolkit and online courses with tips on how to report on popular environmental issues, and studies of environmental journalism.
EIFL works with libraries and other partners around the world to increase access to knowledge for research and sustainable community development. One of the programmes run by the organisation, the Public Library Innovation Programme, gives small grants to public libraries in developing countries to implement community development services using information and communication technology (ICT). The programme supports 37 services in 22 countries, as well as studies to evaluate their impact. Projects include using mobile phones to deliver health messages to communities, and providing farmers with access to libraries' online resources on market prices and farm technology. The website publishes news, information on grants, events, case studies and information about the impacts of projects.
The Equator Network is an international initiative that aims to improve the quality of medical research reports. It provides a library of resources for health research reporting including guidance on scientific writing, information on research and publication ethics, and examples of good reporting.
The website also hosts a discussion forum and highlights upcoming events and courses.
The GBIF is an intergovernmental organisation committed to making information on the world’s biodiversity freely available on the Internet. It hosts an online data portal providing free access to scientific records on plants, animals and microbes, including 12 million records on biological specimens. The data are provided by natural history museums, botanic gardens and herbaria as well as conservation organisations.
Global Health Action is a free, online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to public health challenges. The journal, launched in 2008, aims to fill gaps in health information between rich and poor countries. Papers should address the global health agenda and include a strong policy or implementation component. The journal welcomes manuscripts from the developing world and may waive the publication fee for authors who are unable to pay. It also offers a manuscript mentorship scheme to less experienced researchers.
This free-access information portal, managed by India's Centre for Science and Environment, publishes news, features, opinion articles and blogs about environmental issues that apply specifically to India. The website publishes collections of articles on a range of subjects from science and technology to climate change, biodiversity, food safety and mining. It makes available links to reports, slide-show presentations, data, and a directory of Indian organisations and institutes listed by sector.
JCOM is an online journal on scientific communication, which is trying to become an interdisciplinary melting-pot capable of providing some theoretical guidelines for science communication. Each article undergoes multidisciplinary peer-reviewing by experts belonging to different areas of competence such as science, communication and theory of communication.
Focusing on US-based health policy, the Kaiser Network provides daily HIV/AIDS news stories from around the world through email alerts and an easy-to-navigate web-based archive. The website contains webcasts, a searchable calendar of forthcoming events, coverage of scientific research presented at international conferences, and links to an excellent new resource for the media, Global Health Reporting.
This web portal, administered by UN-Water, offers up-to-date information on key indicators — including freshwater, industrial and agricultural withdrawal, and the percentage of people with access to water and sanitation — that are measured by UN organisations and agencies. The resource is aimed at reporters, policymakers, researchers, and the general public. Data is viewable by either country or indicator, through easy to use drop-down menus. The website also includes information about UN-related events and activities, as well as documents about water issues.