ScienceOpen and AfricArXiv are partnering to provide African researchers with accelerated visibility, networking and collaboration opportunities.

The research and publishing platform ScienceOpen provides services and features relevant for publishers, institutions and researchers alike, including content hosting, context building, as well as discoverability features. 

We are very excited to partner with AfricArXiv to offer further options for African researchers and help to highlight the excellent scholarship being produced within our discovery network.

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen

As a researcher, you can build your ‘open’ research profile with ScienceOpen as follows:

ScienceOpen Collections provide community space for the curation, distribution and evaluation of scholarly information.

AfricArXiv is curating the ScienceOpen collection AfricArXiv Preprints which collects AfricArXiv content sourced from our other hosting platforms: the Open Science Framework and Zenodo. Starting today, you can upload your preprint manuscript directly to the ScienceOpen platform via the Submit a manuscript button. Your manuscript will undergo a quality check by one of our team members and upon approval be posted online with a Crossref DOI and CC BY 4.0 attribution license. Once your manuscript is online on the ScienceOpen platform you can invite other researchers in your field to write an Open Peer Review report.

The additional feature provided by ScienceOpen of standardised peer review on preprints adds substantial benefits to researchers in both Africa and globally. By engaging with the authors in the AfricArXiv collection, the ScienceOpen community can thus directly collaborate, give feedback and make suggestions for the improvement of manuscripts. This will not only ensure high quality research results documentation but also foster collaborations across boundaries.

Osman Aldirdiri of AfricArXiv

About ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen is an interactive discovery platform for scholarly research across all disciplines. From smart, multidimensional search to research collections, open peer review, lay summaries and more, it offers a full spectrum of options to effectively find and share research results. | Website: scienceopen.com – Twitter: @Science_Open

About AfricArXiv

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, data sets to any of our partner services. AfricArxiv is dedicated to open up research and collaboration among African scientists, to increase the visibility of African research output and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration globally. | Website: africarxiv.org – Twitter: @AfricArXiv


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