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Open in order to …. empower Africa's people through access to knowledge

19 October 2017
This year’s theme for the 10th International Open Access Week, celebrated on 23-29 October 2017, is “Open in order to…”. This is a prompt to talk about what openness enables and the actions needed to realise its benefits. 

AOSIS has been publishing open access scholarly journals since 2008, and we currently publish 38 scholarly journals. Every year we welcome new journals to our stable. View the AOSIS journal portfolio here.

After the statement of the National Research Foundation in 2015 which required all publicly funded research to be made available by open access, AOSIS responded by introducing an open access option for the publication of scholarly books, with emphasis on quality and peer review, and retention of copyright by the author. Read AOSIS’s comments on the NRF statement here

AOSIS published its first open access scholarly book on the international OAPEN platform in December 2015. During 2016 AOSIS published 9 open access books, and we will be publishing 11 books in 2017. View the AOSIS book catalogue here

It is AOSIS’s vision to empower Africa’s people through access to knowledge. We do this by publishing the latest African scholarly research in journals and books, while ensuring free access to all through open access publishing.