African scientists can upload both preprint and postprints as well as negative results, code, datasets, theses, also traditional knowledge where applicable and in accordance with the UNDRIP Article 31.

They can also search through the repository to learn what other scientists on the continent are doing in their field of research.

We welcome submissions in English, French and Portuguese as well as local African languages such as Akan, Twi, Swahili, Zulu, … and are building a pool of editors that can edit those submissions. It is often easier to describe your work in your native tongue. Since many African scientists are multilingual later submissions to a peer reviewed journal in French or English won’t be much of a problem.

African scientists who wish to share their manuscripts on AfricArxiv or another preprint repository should check beforehand, if the journal they plan to publish in is in accordance with publishing the manuscript on a preprint repository. Most academic journals do accept preprint publications. We recommend to check the SHERPA/RoMEO service for details or the respective journal’s article sharing policy.

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