What is JIDC?
JIDC is the Journal for Infection in Developing Countries, and we need your help to save it. JIDC is an international journal with a mentoring system that supports
publication of scientific research about infectious diseases direct from
the developing countries that are most burdened by them. We are a non-profit organisation that strives to provide infectious
disease researchers from developing countries with an international and
free platform for publishing and viewing findings.
Why does JIDC need help?
Funding from public and private institutions has enabled JIDC to become
established and to develop the mechanisms we use for online article submission and processing.
Our initial sponsors contributed generously, allowing JIDC to become established, but their pledged support
period has ended. If we cannot raise further funds, JIDC will have to close.
What's unique about this journal?
For authors working in low income countries, fees to publish prevent many even submitting articles. We regularly waive our minimal submission fee of €366, enabling research from the poorest of countries to be published but placing financial pressure on JIDC.
Our mentoring scheme is aimed at potential authors for whom English is a second or
third language. We offer individuals free support and advice in presenting their data for
scientific publication, which they can submit to JIDC or elsewhere. A large majority of articles submitted to JIDC require English language adjustments, and without the efforts of JIDC mentors and editors, good science would be going unpublished.
How can I help?
We are organising a "walk the world" event on Saturday 16th June 2018 to help raise funds and awareness for JIDC. We invite all of our international friends to join us by signing up and pledging your time to complete 5km in your country, by your favourite means (e.g. walking, running, swimming, cycling etc). Ask friends and family to sponsor you via this page, where we will keep you updated on the ups and downs as we get ready and gain more participants from all across the world. Currently we have participants in Singapore, USA, Italy, England, Turkey, Scotland, and Canada!
What will you do with the money?
keep JIDC open and available for article submissions and mentoring, we
need to pay the 5% of staff who work full time (95% are unpaid volunteers). The money raised
through our "walk the world" event will be put towards staff pay and the mentorship scheme. As this event is being organised from the UK, all funds will be taken through our UK branch (JIDCUK).
How can I find out more?
Read about why we founded JIDC in the first place here
Visit the journal website at https://jidc.org
Visit our WordPress site for more information: https://jidcorg.wordpress.com/