AuthorAID: A Service to Use and a Chance to Serve

Saturday, 15 February 2014: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Many in the sciences seek guidance in writing and publishing. Many also value opportunities to be of international service. AuthorAID, a project of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, offers both. This session will begin by describing AuthorAID (, a project mainly to help researchers in developing countries to write about and publish their work. It will then identify AuthorAID resources, including a resource library, that can help students and scientists in developed countries as well. Finally, it will discuss chances for researchers at all stages to provide online mentorship through AuthorAID and otherwise contribute. Photos, an exercise, and discussion will enhance the session.
Barbara Gastel, Texas A&M University