Dr Romanus Osabohien, who is a member of the DePECOS Institutions and Development Research Centre (DIaDeRC) Team as the Publications Lead, has been recently recognised as a ‘Highly Valued Associate Editor’ by the globally rated publishing giant (Elsevier). This further affirms his commitment to scholarly publishing and editorial excellence. Dr Romanus, serving as an Associate Editor (Business and Economics Section) of Heliyon since July 2021, has had the distinct privilege of leveraging his expertise to contribute to advancing global academic rigour and disseminating high-quality research.
At Heliyon, his role as an Associate Editor provided a unique platform to engage with diverse research contributions, collaborate with esteemed scholars, and contribute to the elevation of academic discourse across a wide array of disciplines. During this period, he had the opportunity to review, evaluate, and support the publication of impactful research, furthering his dedication to maintaining high academic integrity and quality standards.
This recognition is a testament to his ongoing commitment to advancing scholarly publishing and his unwavering dedication to fostering knowledge dissemination within the academic community. DIaDeRC, as an emerging centre committed to using knowledge to transform lives, is grateful for the confidence placed on one of her own by Elsevier/Heliyon and remains steadfast in promoting scholarly excellence and research engagement for societal benefits.
DIaDeRC is proud of the contributions that Dr Romanus has made and continues to make to the academic publishing landscape. We look forward to leveraging this experience to enrich the scholarly community further and advance the frontiers of academic knowledge in the future.
It is worth noting that DIaDeRC, through one of her flagship programmes, the African Scholars Mentorship Network (ASMN), provides impactful training to aspiring researchers as well as through collaboration with other institutions like DIaDeRC-TASUED Workshop in February 2024.