Posts By: Denise Nicholson

Artificial Intelligence and IP

by Denise Nicholson • March 23, 2021

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?   AI and Intellectual Property  Videos on AI and IP  

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Artificial Intelligence and IP

Research Support and Scholarly Publishing

by Denise Nicholson • March 23, 2021

Research Process and Publishing Resources  Creating a Web Presence  Data Management  DHET Accredited Journals (2021)  Ethics  Evaluating Web Resources  Guidance for Authors re: ebooks Nuts and Bolts of Scholarly Publishing  Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Resources  Research Methods and Methodologies  Research Methodology  Research Metrics  Scholarly Research Resources Scholarly Communication / Publishing  Search Engines for research resources  Understanding […]

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Research Support and Scholarly Publishing

Plagiarism – some examples and tips for students

by Denise Nicholson • March 17, 2021

You may have heard the term ‘plagiarism’ at school or at university, and no doubt you have heard someone say ‘’do not plagiarise’’ or ‘’please sign the plagiarism form when submitting your work”.  Do you know what plagiarism is and how it can negatively affect other authors?  Do you know the implications it has for your work, studies, reputation and/or career?     What is plagiarism?    There are […]

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Plagiarism – some examples and tips for students

South African Copyright Amendment Bill – Still No Progress!

by Denise Nicholson • March 16, 2021

The Copyright Amendment Bill was first published for public comment in July 2015. It went through a long and drawn-out process in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry and the National Council of Provinces. There were public workshops, a multi-stakeholder conference and many calls for submissions from stakeholders.  Public hearings were also held in Parliament in August 2017, to […]

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South African Copyright Amendment Bill – Still No Progress!

Copyright

by Denise Nicholson • March 10, 2021

Copyright Guidelines and General Resources  IP Legislation (South Africa)  South Africa – Copyright Reform Process (2009 onwards) Submissions on CAB (July 2021) Opinions on CAB (2019-2023) Submissions, Reports & Revised CAB (2022) Copyright Amendment Bill – Passed by National Assembly 2022 Copyright Amendment Bill – NCOP 2023 Copyright Amendment Bill – 2024 Copyright Amendment Bill and AGOA – […]

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Copyright

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

by Denise Nicholson • March 10, 2021

Resources on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Academic Misconduct  Plagiarism Resources  Plagiarism Tutorials  Types of Plagiarism Examples of Plagiarism in Different Types of Texts Five Types of Plagiarism Twelve Types of Plagiarism to Avoid Paper Mills and Ghost Writing Academic dishonesty- Implications on Educated – Youth and Call For Policy Action Academic Ghostwriting and International Students […]

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Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

What do you do if you have inadvertently published in a questionable or predatory journal?

by Denise Nicholson • March 1, 2021

You received a flattering invitation from a publisher to publish your work.  You have not published much so you are delighted to have the chance of another paper being published.  This will look good on your CV.   So, you submit your manuscript and await to hear the outcome of the review.  You expect the peer-review process to take at […]

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What do you do if you have inadvertently published in a questionable or predatory journal?

Do you know your rights as a Scholarly Author?

by Denise Nicholson • March 1, 2021

Many authors receive contracts or licensing agreements from publishers and are not au fait with the legalese used in the document.  They are not aware of their rights or they are reluctant to assert their rights for fear of their manuscript being rejected. They do not always have negotiating skills and tend to accept what is in the contract, without seeking legal assistance […]

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Do you know your rights as a Scholarly Author?

Are you being Hijacked as an Academic Author?

by Denise Nicholson • March 1, 2021

Did you know that hijacking is alive and well in the academic world?    The Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of ‘hijacking’ is “to take control of or use something that does not belong to you for your own advantage”.  Various types of hijackings are instigated by predatory publishers (those that side-step international best practice and scholarly publishing standards to exploit […]

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Are you being Hijacked as an Academic Author?

eBulletin March 2021

by Denise Nicholson • March 1, 2021

This month I explore: Questionable Publishing Practices & Citation Pollution, Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication, Access For People With Disabilities, Copyright Issues, and Conference Alert.

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eBulletin March 2021