AfricArxiv is a community-led digital archive for African research communication. We provide a non-profit platform to upload working papers, preprints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), presentations, and data sets via our partner platforms. AfricArxiv is dedicated to foster research and collaboration among African scientists, enhance the visibility of African research output and to increase collaboration globally.
Let us co-design the future of scholarly communication inside Africa.

Share your research in African Languages

Make your results citable and apply a CC-BY license

Promote Open Scholarship, Open Source and Open Standards

Submit your research results

As an African researcher and as a non-African researcher working on African topics you can submit your preprint manuscript, postprint, poster, data set, presentation or other format in one of the following service platforms we partner with:
Zenodo.org

Zenodo.org

A simple and innovative service enabling researchers to share and showcase research results from all fields of science. Europe-based. | zenodo.org/communities/africarxiv/

OSF.io

OSF.io

The preprints service is built on the flagship platform Open Science Framework (OSF) operated by the Center for Open Science which helps researchers design and manage their project workflow, data storage, DOI management, and collaboration. | osf.io/preprints/africarxiv/discover

ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen welcomes submissions of preprints of unpublished research and offers a wide array of peer review tools on the platform. | scienceopen.com/collection/africarxiv

News about Open Access in Africa

AfricArXiv turned 2

We happily celebrated the 2nd anniversary of AfricArXiv in June 2020. AfricArXiv turned two years old of serving as a preprint repository for research work on African topics by African and non-African researchers. It was Read more…

Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with the Black communities in the United States of America – #BlackLivesMatter AfricArXiv exists to address the institutional and systemic challenges and biases in the scholarly publishing system to provide African Read more…

Highlights from the Open Publishing Fest

Earlier this week it was a great pleasure to present AfricArXiv at the Open Publishing Fest to discuss with the participants around the question: ´Why do we need a preprint repository for Africa?

Discover more African research

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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