We need an Africa-specific preprint repository to:
- Make African research more visible
- Disseminate African knowledge
- Enable research exchange inside the continent
- Foster cross-continental collaboration
Preprint repositories are more and more commonly used in the context of Open Science and constitute one of the easy and very effective measures to make research output accessible. Submissions are being moderated by scientists so there is a certain peer review process involved – and yet it differs from publishing in a peer-reviewed journal. In most cases this is still possible after submitting to the preprint repository.