EIFL in Congo

EIFL has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2015. We supported the creation of the Consortium des Bibliothèques Académiques du Congo (COBAC) and are working with publishers to help provide libraries in the DRC with access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in the DRC to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).

With EIFL support, Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs in Goma (ULPGL-Goma), adopted the first institutional open science policy in the country - Charte de l’ULPGL pour la science ouverte - in August 2022, and created an institutional open access repository. EIFL has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2015.

Library Consortium Information

Consortium des Bibliothèques Académiques du Congo (COBAC)
Type of members:

University libraries and research libraries




EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resources, technology products and Article Processing Charges that have been negotiated for members of COBAC. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Congo. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Congo.



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