Eligible Countries

Eligibility for Access to Research4Life

Local, not-for-profit institutions in two groups of countries (see list below) may register for access to the publications through Research4Life.

If your institution is an academic, government or research institution in a developing country, you may be eligible to join one or more of the Research4Life Programmes.

Your institution might already be registered with one of the programmes. If so, it can register again for a different programme, but please check the Registered Universities and Professional Schools for the particular programme before proceeding.

Select a programme

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Which publishers are offering access to registered users?

Find out which publishers are participating in your country in:

What are the two country lists and how are they determined?

The two country lists (Group A and Group B) are based on three factors: GNI per capita (World Bank figures), United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs) List and Human Development Index (HDI). Learn more about Country Criteria

 

For more information regarding access, contact:

Countries, areas and territories


Core Offer countries, areas and territories

Group A (free access)

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 1
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Group B (low-cost access)

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana 2
  • Colombia
  • Cuba 4
  • Dominica 2
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon 2
  • Georgia
  • Grenada 2
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius 2
  • Montenegro 3
  • Nauru
  • Palau 2
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 2
  • Saint Lucia 2
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3
  • Seychelles 2
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine

1 Moving from Group A to B in 2013
2 Newly eligible in 2013
3 Reinstated in 2013
4 Graduating out of the Core Offer in 2013

This list of countries, areas, and territories is intended for use by the Research4Life partnership only. Given the specific nature of the design of this list which incorporates factors relevant to our public-private-partnership, we recommend that anyone seeking a list of countries fitting certain criteria should consult original United Nations, UNDP, and World Bank data.