Work interests: Providing NPO social network for better research communication
Affiliation/website: Serving all members of the Research Cooperative
Preferred contact method: Other (details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: email (researchcooperative atto gmail dotto com)
Favourite publications: PJ Matthews and J Akamine, eds. (2004) Research Writing in Japan: Personal, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives, Senri Ethnological Reports No. 49. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
Aims and focus areas
Four main goals
As a social network, the Research Cooperative has main four main goals, namely to encourage:
(1) researchers to help each other as readers and editors for papers that are being prepared for publication (mutual, collegial support).
(2) students or graduates who wish to become academic editors, translators, etc. to offer volunteer help, in order to gain experience and eventually become professional.
(3) researchers to seek volunteer or paid help with editing, translation, etc, according to what is needed for a particular publication and how much funding is available, and in order to build their own trusted working relationships with people who can help them.
(4) professional language-service providers and illustrators (individuals or companies) to use the network to promote their services as editors, translators, etc.
Apart from these goals, there is no limit on the range of countries, topics and languages that may be represented in our network. A global network with global scope is needed to improve the academic and scientific publishing 'ecosystem' within which research is published.
Our overall focus is "better communication" - in all areas of research-based, academic or scientific writing and publishing.