Researchers – in addition to subscription databases – can also access high quality research via the many open access databases/platforms available. Below are a few pointers as to where researchers can find open access research content from the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) team .
Researchers are encouraged to publish research articles as always, with preferred publishers. In addition to publishing their research articles, they are encouraged to also upload a second copy of the published article into the institutions’ institutional repository. The purpose of an IR is to centrally archive all research output by an institution, at the same time increasing the visibility of the institution and the impact it has in addressing research challenges. The following directories provide info on known repositories from all over the world:
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