SPIDER –“Open access: knowledge sharing and sustainable scholarly communication in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda” is a new EIFL regional project funded by Spider, the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions … The aim of the project is to raise visbility and accessibility of research outputs in three countries.
Currently there are seven OA repositories in Kenya but not all of them have OA policies; in Tanzania (two repositories) and Uganda (three repositories) none have OA policies as yet.
There are 13 OA journals published in the project countries and there are reports of increased visibility and submission of manuscripts, time saving by publishing online and discouragement of plagiarism.
Information from EIFL
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