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Publisher of the Month: Taylor & Francis

24th August 2016

Our highlighted publisher this month is Taylor & Francis Group.



Taylor & Francis Group is a founding partner of Research4Life and a founding member of Publishers for Development, a world-leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works.

Their content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, sciences, technology and medicine, and they are the world’s largest commercial publisher of research in the social sciences. Today their journals number some 2,400, with over 3,500,000 articles available via They partner with researchers, learned societies, co-publishers, universities, and libraries across the globe to bring knowledge to life.

Taylor & Francis’ research in Health and Medicine, Environment and Agriculture, Development and Innovation, Applied and Social Sciences is available via Research4Life, giving researchers in around 100 countries access to the latest high quality, peer reviewed journal articles at no- or low-cost. Alongside partnering with Research4Life, Taylor & Francis works closely with INASP -also Research4Life partner-, extending the reach of research into other countries and ensuring researchers from Africa to Eastern Europe can access and use research at low cost.

The STAR program

starSTAR (Special Terms for Researchers) is an initiative developed by Taylor & Francis to complement the access given through partner organisations such as Research4Life. Developed to provide individual researchers in emerging regions with 31 days’ free access to leading international and regional journals in over thirty subject areas, it’s “access all areas” coverage spans the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and biological and physical sciences. Using a flexible voucher scheme (which researchers can activate when it suits them), STAR extends this free access to researchers based in Latin America, as well as to countries in the global south.

Complementing these initiatives is an active, and much in demand, author workshop program on publishing in research journals. Aimed at early- and mid- career researchers, these events happen around the world, with some 50+ in the last 12 months occurring everywhere from Kazakhstan to Kenya. These have included events run in partnership with AuthorAID, part of INASP, and are key to helping equip researchers wherever they are with the right information and guidance to publish their research successfully.


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Publisher of the Month: SAGE

5th April 2016

We are back with our Publisher of the Month section and this time the turn is for SAGE Publishing.

SAGE PublishingPublisher SAGE is an active publishing partner in the Research4Life network, closely aligned and committed to supporting the partnership’s mission to provide access and dissemination of research information to libraries and researchers in the developing world.

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. Just over 50 years later, SAGE has become one of the world leading publishers for the social sciences with a growing portfolio of journals within the sciences, technology and medical disciplines and a rapidly growing selection of library products including archives, data, case studies and video.

Publisher Sage

“Library Value in the Developing World ” by SAGE

Central to SAGE’s mission since its founding has been a focus on a communities firmly believing that access to education creates healthy minds and cultures. This ethos sits at the heart of SAGE’s approach to both publishing and SAGE’s engagement with the community.


Through Research4Life and its programmes, users in eligible countries can access nearly 900 journals from SAGE. In addition to access, SAGE also maintains an active relationship with various organisations to support both original research and training opportunities. SAGE has produced a series of white papers looking at the challenges faced by librarians in the developing world and as a result of this research provided training and support workshops to participating institutions.


SAGE Publishing is proud to be a long term participant in and supporter of Research4Life.  SAGE was founded with the mission to support the dissemination of knowledge, and a strong belief that knowledge knows no frontiers. Research4Life, and the four programmes that it encompasses, provide integral support, training and access to high quality scholarly content for developing countries. Through Research4Life, researchers and students in developing nations have access to many of the world’s leading sources for science, knowledge and research. As a collaborative project between development agencies, universities and scholarly publishers, it is a great example of how research and development can be advanced by the joint efforts of the academic and publishing communities.  We look forward to continuing to be a part of this outreach by facilitating greater access and engagement with a wide range of scholarly and educational resources, supporting the sustainable development of these countries as academic centres in their own right.

Stephen Barr, President, SAGE International

Further information on SAGE Publishing’s Developing Countries Programme

Alongside SAGE’s partnership with Research4Life, the publisher is also closely aligned with several another developing world initiatives including; International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), and the eIFL Foundation. Most recently, the SAGE Premier Collection of journals was made available free of charge to Angola, Armenia, Cameroon, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uzbekistan.

For more information about SAGE’s partnership with any of these schemes please get in touch with Marianne Gill (

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Publisher of the Month: Brill

22nd June 2015

BrillBrill publisher logo is an active participating publishing partner in the Research4Life network. The global academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology traces its history back to the 17th century Netherlands and the university town of Leiden. The academic community has always been at the heart of its publishing activities. They are a key partner of academic institutions and their authors and editors come from all over of the world. They strongly believe that operating on a global scale requires that they also give something back to the academic community, particularly in developing countries. Research4Life is a key partner in Brill’s Developing Countries Program.

Participation in Research4Life

Brill publisher

Author Workshops organized by Brill

Brill participates in Research4Life by providing access to many of its 235 journals and engaging with the academic and library community through author workshops that introduce Research4Life and its resources.

New Programme Initiative on Law

The current four Research4Life programmes focus on different areas in STM. With a strong programme in International Law and Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Brill is rallying support for a new programme to be set up under Research4Life dubbed: Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI). The new programme would aim at providing access to legal information, with a specific focus on the areas of international law, human rights and rule of law.

Research4Life a Unique Network

Mrs Liesbeth Kanis, Business Development Manager Asia at Brill, who is also Member of the Executive Council of Research4Life, says the following about the collaboration with Research4Life:

“Research4Life is a unique private-public partnership that has evolved over the years through the dedicated commitment of strong individuals at both the participating academic libraries, the UN entities and the publishers at large. With the new development framework for 2030 on its way, there are many opportunities for Research4Life to contribute in a very concrete way to strengthen research capacity in developing countries. Brill fully supports this and hopes to contribute in its own way to the sustainable development of these countries to become knowledge-based and research output societies in their own right.”

About Brills Developing Countries Program

Brill also participates in existing Developing Countries Programs such as INASP, The Association of Common Wealth Universities and Publishers for Development. For more information on Brill’s participation in Research4Life or its Developing Countries Program contact: Liesbeh Kanis (

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One Month of Free Access to Around 1,700 Scientific Journals

19th March 2015

If you are a researcher from an emerging region, you can register for the STAR program providing one month of free access to around 1,700 international and regional journals.

T&FThe STAR program provides access to a full range of journal titles by Taylor & Francis, one of our partners committed to increase the dissemination of scientific information to the developing world.

The content provided by STAR  complements the titles that our Research4Life programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – provide for free or at a low cost to specific subject areas.

starOnce you register to STAR you will receive a voucher (one voucher is granted per recipient per year, and can only be redeemed once) that can be downloaded and activated when needed. Coverage spans Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences.

To be eligible for the STAR voucher you must reside in an eligible country. To go directly to the registration page click here.

Taylor & Francis also offers workshops for authors in collaboration with INASP’s AuthorAID. To know more about resources for researchers visit Taylor & Francis online.

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Publisher of the Month – Oxford University Press

11th March 2015

OUPOur Publisher of the Month is OUP (Oxford University Press). OUP is one of our founding partners providing its high-quality resources for free or at a low cost to eligible countries. In addition, OUP participates in a wide range of developing country initiatives, including INASP and eIFL, extending the reach of academic monographs and journals to more than 5,000 institutions in 100 low-income countries.

“Access to prestigious high quality journals and books from OUP has had a significant and positive impact on our efforts over the last 13 years by providing access to critical scientific research, significantly increasing the prospects of health and education in developing countries.”

Richard Gedye, Director of STM’s Outreach Programmes.

OUP offers access to over 285 prestigious and authoritative journals published in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential and scholarly professional societies. The 2015 Oxford Journals Collection includes cited journals in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Online products are also available including:

You can view the complete list of titles here.


The Librarian Resource Center  provides current librarians with training and technical support, including support in Spanish. Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa receive training materials by ITOCA (The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) a capacity building and training organization. INASP network participants are provided with training workshops and materials of particular relevance to librarians.

Institutions will need an Internet connection of least 56kbps, Internet browsers, and a PDF Reader software.


Librarians  or  staff members at institutions in developing countries can access OUP journals through the Research4Life programmes. If you  want to know more about the Developing Countries Initiative, training, and OUP products visit the OUP Librarian Resource Centre page or contact

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Research4Life – “Unsung Heroes”: Nasra Gathoni video-story

11th February 2015

A new video by Research4Life – in collaboration with Springer, Elsevier, Oxford University Publishing, SAGE and Taylor & Francis – shows the story of Nasra Gathoni, librarian at the Aga Khan Hospital University Library in Kenya.

Nasra story is part of the “Unsung Heroes”: Stories from the library publication. A selection of stories from librarians making a difference in the developing world.

For more information click here.

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AAAS Science – Publisher of the Month

14th July 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is our first publisher of the month. AAAS publishes three respected peer-reviewed journals that Research4Life users are able to access. Science, the premier global science weekly; Science Signaling, the leading journal of cell signaling and regulatory biology; and Science Translational Medicine, integrating medicine, engineering and science to promote human health.

Registered institutions in group A and B countries are able to access AAAS journals and resources through HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI.


Science (1997–Current Issue)

ISSN: 1095-9203
AAAS Science
Science is the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. The journal publishes high-impact, original, peer-reviewed research and breaking science news. Several million viewers worldwide access Science online, downloading over 24 million full-text articles per year. Science publishes every Friday. Learn more.


Science Classic (1880–1996)

ISSN: 1095-9203

AAAS Science ClassicScience Classic provides access to the digital archives of the journal Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996. Maintained and preserved by AAAS, the e-resource delivers 116 years’ worth of high-impact scientific literature from the annals of the world’s largest general science journal. Readers have access to the high-resolution PDF version of each full-text article, including interactive bibliographic citations, abstracts, and references. Learn more.


Science Translational Medicine

ISSN: 1946-6242

SciencTranslational MedicineScience Translational Medicine publishes cutting-edge research that fills the knowledge gaps between research and medical application to improve patient care worldwide. This includes results from animal models that are likely to apply to patients, studies in human tissue that provide new information about therapies or disease, and innovative reports of drug discovery and development. The e-resource publishes every Wednesday. Learn more.


Science Signaling

ISSN: 1937-9145

ScienceSignaling_Logo_ForWebScience Signaling offers researchers the most up-to-date resource for groundbreaking research and commentary in the multidisciplinary field of cellular signaling. The journal publishes key findings in cellular and physiological regulation, including research, reviews, and perspectives related to the mechanisms by which cells and organisms communicate and affect each other’s behavior. The e-resource publishes every Tuesday. Learn more.


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