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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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

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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.

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AfricArXiv preprints on OSF

AfricArXiv preprints on OSF

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

Digital Research Repositories

Digital Research Repositories

List of repositories within the African continent.

African Journals Online

African Journals Online

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

AAS Open Research

AAS Open Research

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

'Africa' Open Knowledge Map

'Africa' Open Knowledge Map

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

Africa-specific BASE results

Africa-specific BASE results

A voluminous search engine especially for academic web resources.

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