May 18, 2022

Africa: “Boost For Open Access Repositories in Universities”

From University World News (Africa Edition):

The amount of research published as open access in 47 universities and research institutions across three East African countries has increased as much as four-fold as a result of a three-year project to boost available digital content. In Zimbabwe, progress towards a national policy is ongoing.


Interviewed by University World News four months after the project officially ended in March, [EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna] Kuchma said in Kenya, where 20 universities participated in the project, the amount of research published as open access increased more than four-fold.

In addition, from 11 institutions in Tanzania the content doubled, and in Uganda, content more than doubled at 16 institutions. Overall, 25 open access policies have been adopted and repositories have been enhanced, she said.

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See Also: Learn More About EIFL’s Work in Africa

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