Support for research-based communication in all languages and media.

Meet people with related interests. Researchers, editors, illustrators, translators, readers, publishers.

Thanks to Editage and Medlist International for practical help and advice.


Volunteers for Communication

A meeting place for volunteers, potential volunteers, and others who would like to help the Research Cooperative develop as an international community

Location: International
Members: 30
Latest Activity: Aug 19

About volunteering

Research writing and scientific publishing has long depended on graduate students and researchers helping each other read papers before they are published.

The culture of mutual support has also been extended by researchers to many publications and academic publishers. Most journals depend on volunteers to review submitted manuscripts, for free, or for a small honorarium.

Can you volunteer to help others in your research area, or geographic area? Have you been helped in this way by others -- directly, or indirectly through a journal?

Offers of volunteer help can be made with a message below, or in our forums (the best place!), or in any group in our network. See: member occupations, project coordination, and all groups.


Welcome to new member, and link to a new video for Research Cooperative

Started by Peter J. Matthews. Last reply by Anna Poon Mar 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Welcome to Anna P., who has just joined our network and this group from New York.Over the next few weeks I will try to contact more members of our network, to introduce our first Co-op video, made by…Continue

Tags: Hub, Rocket, Cooperative, Research, video

The reluctant volunteer

Started by Peter J. Matthews Feb 13, 2014. 0 Replies

The ecosystem of academic writing and publishing has always depended on many kinds of volunteer effort by journal editors, reviewers, and more-or-less friendly readers and proofreaders.The latter…Continue

Tags: publishing, supervisor, teaching, research, manuscript

Help needed for training in writing skills and professional development case-study papers (veterinarians in Africa)

Started by Peter J. Matthews Nov 9, 2012. 0 Replies

The following comments came to my profile page. Perhaps someone here would like contact the author and learn more?Thanks, PeterAt 16:58 on November 2, 2012,…Continue

Draft Guidelines for Volunteers

Started by Peter J. Matthews Mar 11, 2012. 0 Replies

I am now beginning to think about making some draft guidelines that members of our network can use as a reference, if needed or wanted, when making a volunteer offer or request.Comments on this draft…Continue

Tags: intellectual input, intellectual clout, trust, graduate students, researchers


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