AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research, working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository; a knowledge commons of African scholarly works to catalyze the African Renaissance. We partner with established scholarly repository services to provide a platform for African scientists of any discipline to present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally. 

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You can submit preprint manuscripts, post-prints, presentations, datasets, and other research result formats with any of our partner repositories. Find out how to do that at info.africarxiv.org/submit/.

We promote the discoverability of African research outcome by working in accordance with the following principles and organisations:

African Principles for Open Access in Scholarly Communication

FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship can be   accessed here

CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication

COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories

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News about Open Access in Africa

Interview with Rania Mohamed of University of Khartoum, Sudan

Dr. Rania Baleela, from University of Khartoum, Sudan, is a pathogen molecular biologist working towards developing infectious diseases control strategies. This interview explores Dr. Baleela’s research work, experience and her efforts in educating her community in dealing with poisonous and venomous organisms.

AfricArXiv receives JROST Rapid Response Award

Following our participation in the JROST conference 2020, we are honored to share that we were awarded $5,000 for our dedication in advancing openness in research and scholarship across Africa. AfricArXiv is among the eight awardees of the response fund; along with La Referencia - Openscapes - PREreview - sktime - 2i2c - Humanities Commons - Knowledge Equity Lab.

The AfricArXiv Team

Justin Sègbédji Ahinon

Justin Sègbédji Ahinon

Justin is a WordPress developer with a background in applied statistics. He is strongly interested in open access issues in Africa as well as in the dissemination of knowledge and the means by which it is carried out on the continent. He is a fellow and recently a mentor of the Open Leaders program of the Mozilla Foundation.

Joy Owango

Joy Owango

Joy is the Founding Director at the Training Centre in Communication, TCC-Africa – the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC is a Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya.

Jo Havemann

Jo Havemann

With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Jo is a trainer and consultant in Open Science Communication and Science Project Management. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label 'Access 2 Perspectives', she aims at strengthening Research on the African continent through Open Science.

Obasegun Ayodele

Obasegun Ayodele

Oba is a co-founder at Vilsquare.org. Experienced project manager, and researcher whose work has created new openings for novel business models in sectors such as health, education, construction, legal, vocational, manufacturing, and security & surveillance.

Luke Okelo

Luke Okelo

Luke is a software engineer and researcher in next generation technologies including mixed virtual and augmented reality, blockchain platforms and low power air quality sensors. Currently, he is working at the Technical University of Kenya School of Computing & Information Technology.

Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed is a medical doctor in Lagos, Nigeria and a health policy scholar at Washington University in St Louis, USA. He is the founder of Open Access Nigeria, an advocacy organization working to promote online access to research, data and educational resources. He was named a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2016 and a Plan S ambassador in 2019.

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AfricArXiv preprints on OSF

AfricArXiv preprints on OSF

osf.io/preprints/africarxiv/

Preprint manuscripts that were published on AfricArXiv via the Open Science Framework (OSF).

Digital Research Repositories

Digital Research Repositories

internationalafricaninstitute.org

List of repositories within the African continent.

African Journals Online

African Journals Online

ajol.info

Online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

AAS Open Research

AAS Open Research

aasopenresearch.org

A platform for rapid publication and open peer review for researchers.

'Africa' Open Knowledge Map

'Africa' Open Knowledge Map

openknowledgemaps.org

Contextualised search results based on metadata and keywords and tagged with 'Africa'.

Africa-specific BASE results

Africa-specific BASE results

base-search.net

A voluminous search engine especially for academic web resources.

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