AfricArxiv is a free, open source and community-led digital archive for African research. We provide a non-profit platform for African scientists to upload their working papers, preprints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published papers. We also provide options to link data and code, and for article versioning. AfricArxiv is dedicated to speeding and opening up research and collaboration among African scientists and helping to build the future of scholarly communication.

Why do we need a preprint repository for Africa?

  • More visibility for African research output
  • Increase collaboration across continents
  • Make local research visible globally
  • Trigger interdisciplinary research
  • Share your research in an African language

We encourage submissions from 

  • African scientists based on the African continent 
  • African scientists who are currently based at a host institute outside Africa
  • non-African scientists who report on research conducted on African territory; preferably with African co-authors listed
  • non-African scientists who report on research relevant to African affairs

We accept the following types of manuscript – preprint or postprint

  • Research articles
  • Review papers
  • Project proposals
  • Case studies
  • ‘negative’ results and ‘null’ results (i.e. results that do not support a hypothesis)
  • Data and methods papers
  • Technical notes
  • Dataset description papers

Media coverage

Press Release: The Center for Open Science and AfricArXiv Launch Branded Preprint Service

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