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Supporting Rongo University in Accessing Open Access Resources & Preprints as a journal selection strategy

Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) was joined by AfricArXiv in hosting a workshop on using open-access resources and preprints as a journal selection strategy.

Published onOct 29, 2021
Supporting Rongo University in Accessing Open Access Resources & Preprints as a journal selection strategy
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Training Centre in Communication in collaboration with AfricArXiv celebrated International Open Access Week of 2021 by engaging with the academic community at Rongo University by hosting a workshop themed “Using Open Access Resources & Preprints as a journal selection strategy”.

The speakers advocated for using open science tools in breaking barriers of research as well as other potential benefits such as mitigating predatory publishing and also increasing the visibility of research output.

Meet the speakers

Joy Owango - Executive Director, Training Centre in Communication

Johannsen Obanda - Communications Officer, AfricArXiv

Recording of the session:

Video 1

About Rongo University

Rongo University is a legal entity Chartered in October 2016 and located in Rongo town, Kenya. The University has a functional leadership, offers quality academic and mentorship programmes, has partnered with industry, entrenched sustainability and resource mobilization strategies in its operations.  The University is a centre of excellence in training students to thrive and to lead in a rapidly changing world thus becoming the frontier of academic and intellectual discovery in the region.


About the organizers

AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research, working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository; a knowledge commons of African scholarly works to catalyze the African Renaissance. We partner with established scholarly repository services to provide a platform for African scientists of any discipline to present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally. Find out more about AfricArXiv at

The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award-winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication. Find out more about TCC Africa at

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