Africa Researcher Success Portal
Advance your research excellence goals.
At Elsevier, we take immense pride in being a trusted partner to the communities we serve and improving customer experience.
To support academic and research-focused professionals, we bring you the Elsevier Africa Researcher Success Portal, which features a calendar to upcoming live presentations as well as access to on-demand webinars, and materials in our resource center.
Resources & Support
Training materials (PDFs)
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Accredited training for Librarians
The Scopus Certification Program for Librarians is a six-week online training designed to provide a solid foundation in key functions within Scopus, as well as introduce advanced and related concepts such as APIs and user outreach. The materials you use within the program are designed to assist you with expanding training and consulting options within your library. There is no fee for the certification; however, participation is by invitation only as spaces are limited. Ask your Elsevier representative about opportunities to enroll in an upcoming cohort.
Certified training for Librarians
Library connect academy(opens in new tab/window) provides resources for Library and information science professionals looking to enhance their skills utilizing content developed by their peers covering:
Science Teaching and Learning - Resources on information literacy, literature search, curriculum development, reference management, science literacy, digital literacy and more.
Research Impact - Resources on research metrics, research collaboration, research data management, collection assessment, open science and more.
Insitution/Library Impact - Resources on institutional repositories, university rankings, library performance, researcher and faculty profiles, communicating value and more.
Promoting your Library - Resources including library advocacy, library strategy, marketing and promotions, professional development, library impact and more.
Research Data Management Librarian Academy
The Research Data Management Librarian Academy(opens in new tab/window)(RDMLA) is a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals, and other professionals who work in a research-intensive environment throughout the world.The RDMLA is intended primarily for librarians but is also applicable for researchers. The program consists of eight units, which can be taken in sequence or at the user’s choice separately. Each unit takes an average of an hour to complete and consists of videos, slides, demonstrations, reading resources and self-assessments. The program is geared for the practicing librarian who wants to learn about research data management (RDM) but may be time-crunched and not able to leave work to obtain formal training.
Play webinar: Making sense of Open Access(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: Avoiding Predatory Journals(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: Introduction to bibliometrics(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: Responsible use of metrics(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: All about journal metrics(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: Scopus as an accredited list(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: How to write a review Article(opens in new tab/window)
optimizing outcomes in article submission
predatory journals, metrics and visibility
Play webinar: Cell Press author workshop(opens in new tab/window)
Play webinar: Research funding(opens in new tab/window)