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

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

Five Reasons Why You Should Submit to AfricArXiv

By submitting your work through us to any of our partner repository services African scientists of any discipline can present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally free of charge. All our partner repositories assign a DOI (digital object identifier) and an open scholarly license (usually CC-BY 4.0) to your work ensuring discoverability in research databases through the Crossref indexing service.

Announcing #FeedbackASAP by ASAPbio

ASAPbio is partnering with DORA, HHMI, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to host a discussion on creating a culture of constructive public review and feedback on preprints. Read the full ASAPbio announcement and find out how to register for the event and to support preprint review.

Launch of Translate Science

Translate Science is interested in the translation of scholarly literature. Translate Science is an open volunteer group interested in improving the translation of scientific literature. The group has come together to support work on tools, services and advocate for translating science.

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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.