Vienna, Austria & Cotonou, Benin

Open Knowledge Maps and AfricArXiv are partnering to advance Open Science and Open Access for African researchers and across the African continent.

Peter Kraker, founder of Open Knowledge Maps, says:

At Open Knowledge Maps, our goal is that everyone can benefit from scientific knowledge, regardless of origin and location. AfricArXiv is a free open access repository for African scientists to share their research outputs in all scientific fields. We partner with AfricArxiv to increase the visibility of African research and to help enable its discovery and reuse by researchers in Africa and around the world.”

Justin Sègbédji Ahinon and Jo Havemann, co-founders of AfricArxiv, say:

“We see Open Knowledge Maps as a strong partner to advance Open Science and Open Access for African researchers and across the African continent. We look forward to collaborating with Open Knowledge Maps in joint initiatives towards accelerated discoverability of African scholars’ achievements”

As part of the Open Knowledge Maps enthusiasts program, Justin will give workshops on open discovery within the local Beninese and wider AfricArXiv communities to collect feedback on how to better integrate Open Knowledge Maps into user workflows. Contact Justin at

View the ‘Africa’ Open Knowledge Map    Contextualised search results based on metadata and keywords and tagged with ‘Africa’. Try and search for specific terms within the map.

About Open Knowledge Maps

Open Knowledge Maps is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the visibility of scientific knowledge for science and society. As part of its mission, Open Knowledge Maps operates the largest visual search engine for research in the world, which enables a diverse set of stakeholders to explore, discover and make use of scientific content. In addition, Open Knowledge Maps carries out trainings to improve literature search skills for different audiences. Open Knowledge Maps shares all of its source code, data, and content under an open license, and it openly publishes its roadmap and activities to enable broad community participation. | Website: – Twitter: @OK_Maps


Khali Allahmagani · 20th July 2019 at 4:10 pm

A welcome development for African Scholars to increase their visibility. I would want to partner with African ArXiv in creating awareness for my institutions.

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