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Tuesday, October 24 • 16:55 - 17:35
A How-to on Academic Publishing and Scholarly Growth for your Open Source Community - Judy Gichoya, LibreHealth

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As open source software is increasingly adopted in specific domains like healthcare, education, governance or finance, projects must adopt scholarly activities to reach out new users who traditionally would not be in the traditional ecosystem of an open source project. LibreHealth is an umbrella organization to open source projects on healthcare with three sub projects including LibreHealth EHR (electronic health record), an education project that provides a real life EHR for classroom use for informatics classes and LibreHealth Radiology. To validate our work and approaches, we have identified scholarly activities as a strategic milestone to reach new end users through academic publishing and conference presentations.

In this talk, Judy will use Librehealth as a case study to teach participants on types of submissions for publication, how to select a journal for publication, tracking impact factors and metrics for publishing, forming an authorship team from your open source community, obtaining ethical approvals, responding to reviewer comments and managing your research portfolio and citations. 

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Judy Gichoya

Project Maintainer, Librehealth
Judy Gichoya has a passion for utilizing technology to save lives. A medical doctor from Kenya, she has worked with various open source health systems used in many developing countries as a developer, implementer and end user. Her passion in global health and informatics has seen... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:55 - 17:35 CEST
Karlin III