AfricArXiv - the African preprint repository

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AfricArxiv is a community-led digital archive for African research communication.

Created on: May 20, 2020

by Jo Havemann

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We provide a non-profit platform to upload working papers, preprints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), presentations, and data sets via our partner platforms. AfricArxiv is dedicated to foster research and collaboration among African scientists, enhance the visibility of African research output and to increase collaboration globally.

Let us co-design the future of scholarly communication inside Africa.


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You can support AfricArXiv in one or more of the following ways as an individual or an institution:

Join the AfricArXiv community

Join us in spreading the word about scholarly communication in and about Africa with us. Here is what you can do:

Support the AfricArXiv preprint repository and the people behind the scenes. In order to sustain the AfricArXiv services, maintain and grow the community and platform, we provide individuals as well as institutions with the following means to financially contribute to our work.

  • Our expenses include: building and maintaining the AfricArXiv platform
  • community engagement
  • marketing
  • service fees (web hosting and other service partnerships e.g. with ORCID, OSF, …)
  • traveling and presenting at conferences – incl. related expenses for Visa and accommodation
  • partnership building

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If you have questions about AfricArxiv, preprints, the submission guidelines, or would like to find out how to contibute, please email us at