Share Your Work Open Access

With AfricArXiv you can submit your research open access. When you submit your work you will receive a DOI if your article does not have any, or you can add the existing DOI if it has one. During submission, you add CC-BY 4.0 licence (this licence allows others to reshuffle, tweak, and add on to your work even for commercial purposes as long as they credit you and licence their new releases according to the same licence and terms).

You can also share your datasets and presentations with AfricArXiv. Our quality checkpoints can guide you on the eligibility criteria for these article types: 

Infographic: Share your research Open Access

How to Submit 


Make sure you have read and understood everything on our ‘Before you submit‘ page. If in doubt, just send us an e-mail to

Once your manuscript is ready for submission go to the OSF AfricArxiv submission portal.

  • As a first time OSF user, create an OSF account or sign in with your ORCID identifier.    
  • To upload a manuscript, simply drag and drop the file from your desktop, and then click save to begin the upload.
  • Select any relevant disciplines and add as many as you feel are necessary.
  • If you are sharing an article version that has been previously published, please add the article DOI to link them through. You can add any article keywords, the date of publication, and the abstract.

  • To add co-authors, please check to see if they are registered OSF users; otherwise, add them by email.
  • Please make sure that all co-authors are aware of, and have agreed to, submission. They will be notified upon submission of the preprint.

  • Submit your paper. Submissions will undergo a moderation for quality check and compliance with our checklist and published online within 3 to 5 working days.
  • To edit one of your accepted preprints, you can update the DOI entry with a newer version of the article manuscript via your OSF account. Find more information on how to do that at

Submit via OSF

Via ScienceOpen

To submit a preprint manuscript via ScienceOpen, you need to have a verified ORCID digital identifier. You can find more information and register at

Please read our guidelines before you submit, ensure that you comply with the checklist and provide all necessary information in your manuscript.

Please also include in your manuscript a short translation of your summary in a traditional African language. For more information on language diversity in Science go to

A member of the AfricArXiv team will check the submission for formal criteria as outlined in ‘manuscript checklist’.

Upon approval of your manuscript, it will be posted online to the ScienceOpen Collection AfricArXiv Preprints with a Crossref DOI and CC BY 4.0 attribution license.
You can now invite other researchers in your field to write an Open Peer Review report.

In case of any questions please email us at

Submit via ScienceOpen

Via Zenodo

  • Click the green ‘New upload’ button to upload straight to this community.
  • New upload
  • One of our AfricArXiv community curators are notified and will either accept or reject your upload (see accepted types and formats).
  • If your upload is rejected by the curator, it will still be available on Zenodo, just not in this community.
Submit via Zenodo

Via PubPub

1. Recording your Video

Please address a specific finding or point of research. 

  1. State your name, affiliations, discipline, and country.
  2. Discuss the relevant knowledge you have gained or hope to gain through your work, including methodology and scientific approaches.
  3. Make suggestions resulting from your conclusions or observations. If possible, please also include who would find this work most pertinent (other areas of research or ongoing work, potential collaborations).
  4. Mention 3 to 5 references, including your own. Please offer enough information (author names, publication year, journal title, article title) for the reference to be discoverable by our team. If possible add the respective doi in the submission form.
  5. State that you consent to sharing this recording under a CC-BY license.

2. Submitting your recording

Please use this form. Be sure to fill out all required fields and upload your recording. If you have any questions or trouble, please email:

Please read our guidelines before you submit, ensure that you comply with the checklist and provide all necessary information in your manuscript.

Submit via PubPub

Via Figshare

  1. Go to

  2. Sign up with your ORCID

  3. Upload your manuscript

  4.  DONE

Submit via Figshare

Via Qeios

  1. Go to

  2. Sign up with your ORCID

  3. Upload your manuscript

  4. Tag “AfricArXiv”


Submit via Qeios

About AfricArXiv 

AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research, working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository; a knowledge commons of African scholarly works. We partner with established scholarly repository services to provide a platform for African scientists of any discipline to present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally

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Submit your article to AfricArXiv at

We accept the following types of articles:
  • Text documents (preprints, postprints, VoR)
  • Datasets, scripts and code
  • Presentation slide decks
  • Posters & infographics
  • Audio-visual content
  • Non-academic works from institutions that work at the intersection with academia
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