WE BUILD CAPACITY TO PUBLISH OA JOURNALS AND SET UP OA REPOSITORIES
Grace Mugira, a librarian at the University of Nairobi library works at the computer uploading  to the Digital Repository Unit.
Grace Mugira, a librarian at the University of Nairobi library. The university has adopted an open access policy that has helped to populate the university digital repository with over 109,000 documents (May 2022).

THE CHALLENGE

Open access (OA) can be implemented in two main ways. A researcher can deposit a copy of an article and data in an OA repository or can publish articles in OA journals. As scholarly communication evolves, new skills and competencies are required to publish OA journals and launch and support OA repositories.   

The EIFL Open Access Programme (EIFL-OA) works to ensure that OA journal managers/editors and OA repository managers/administrators are trained and have the skills needed to manage their OA journals and OA repositories effectively.

The webinars have been informative in nature, helpful and they have provided knowledge on a wide scope of software to choose from. The recorded webinars have provided ample time to review and further understand the presentations.

- Judith Nannozi, Head Librarian at Uganda Martyrs University

FACTS

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There are 1,200+ open access repositories in EIFL partner countries.

 

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There are 4,000+ OA journals in EIFL partner countries.

EIFL-OA IN ACTION
A group of librarians attending EIFL OA training at the University of  Mandalay.
Setting up open access repositories at (...)
Photo of Aklilu Dessalegn (Managing Editor, The Ethiopian Journal of Business and Economics, EJOL) and Solomon Mekonnen (EJOL, AAUL and EIFL-OA country coordinator).
EIFL helps launch a national open (...)
EIFL contributes to open access in (...)