The Collaboration for Research Excellence in Africa
CORE Africa
"Strengthening Research Capacity in Africa"


'Strengthening Researchapacitypy in Africa'

 

Research Publication

Africa has for several decades remained under-represented in global research efforts, both at individual and institutional levels. Africa produces less than 1% of global research output. Meanwhile, a huge quantity of research findings from Africa never get published, for various reasons including publication barriers, cost and technical expertise. 


The good news is, many high quality journals in the health sciences provide opportunities for researchers from developing countries to publication for free or for a reduced cost. However, identifying which journals provide these opportunities is a daunting process. CORE Africa has created a database of scientific journals with either no publication costs or publication fee waivers for researchers from developing countries. Click on the links in the table below to access journal information and submit your research.

 

Other Unpublished Research

The CORE Africa Research Repository publishes research findings which will not traditionally be accepted in scientific journals. These include student dissertations, theses, short reports, research protocols, conference reports, book chapters and many others. To access the Repository, click here

 

Scientific Research Journals With Free Publication Or Fee Waivers
For
 Authors In Developing Countries 

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 Publication costs
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Case Reports in Women's Health
Reports covering all aspects of women's health. Specialties:
  • Reproductive health
  • Postreproductive health
  • Aging
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urogynecology
Fees waved on a case-by-case basis, priority given to authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program
Food Science & Nutrition
Research in all areas of food science and nutrition, as well as interdisciplinary research that spans these two fields
Offers waivers and discounts to authors based in developing countries. See eligible countries here

Frontiers in Nutrition
Specialties: Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition & Environmental Sustainability, Nutrition and Food Science Technology, Nutrition Methodology, Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Food Chemistry, and Nutritional Immunology
Authors can apply for full or partial publication fee waivers
 

Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics

Research that increases understanding of human health and disease worldwide, spanning both non-communicable and communicable diseases
 100% fee waivers for authors based in Research4Life Group A countries and 50% for those based in Group B countries
Health Science Reports
Research and commentaries covering all medical and health sciences disciplines. The journal welcomes clinical studies, as well as reports on methods and research design, health services and economics, public health, and medical education and practice.
 Offers fee waivers to authors based in developing countries. See eligible countries here
International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
Experimental, theoretical and applied research that contributes to the advancement in any of the areas of clinical and health psychology
Fees waved on a case-by-case basis, priority given to authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program
International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
 Applied research, case studies, and reviews regarding the scope of the journal.
  Free
Journal of Current Research in Scientific Medicine
Technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of recent advances, trends and progress in the Health Sciences. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
  Free
 Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
 Reviews, original papers, laboratory, epidemiological or clinical, as well as perspectives and commentaries from all aspects of communicable and non-communicable diseases, in particular those identified as priorities by the World Health Assembly
Fees waved on a case-by-case basis, priority given to authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program
Journal of Infection and Public Health
Research articles in the fields of infection prevention and control, microbiology, infectious diseases, public health and the application of healthcare epidemiology to the evaluation of health outcomes
 Free
Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Research on experimental, clinical, or laboratory investigations, including meta analyses, invited reviews, research studies, case reports, letters to the editor, and clinical images in the broad field of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. Animal studies and in vitro research studies in medical microbiology and infectious diseases are also acceptable.
 Free
 Journal of Sport and Health Science
 See fields of particular interest to the journal here
 Free
 Journal of Surgery and Medicine
Articles with the highest scientific and clinical value in all medical fields, i.e., Research articles, Reviews and Case reports
 Free
Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
Manuscripts primarily on the human microbial flora, but also that of animals, and its development and interactions. See topics here
 Complete or partial fee waivers on a case-by-case basis for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or institute in low income or lower-middle income economies as defined by the World Bank. See here
npj Science of Food
Studies related to food safety, security, integrated production, processing and packaging, the changes and interactions of food components, and the influence on health and wellness properties of food
 Fee waivers for corresponding authors based in low income countries as defined by the World Bank. See here
Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Main focus is on diagnosis, treatment, prediction, and prevention of obstetric and gynecologic disorders
 Free
One Health
Research on virology, pathology, immunology, bacteriology, parasitology, veterinary sciences, food safety, mathematical modelling, epidemiology, public health research and emergency preparedness
Fees waved on a case-by-case basis, priority given to authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program
Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences
Original, unpublished material that represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice
 Free
Preventive medicine reports
 Research in disease prevention and health promotion
 Fees waved on a case-by-case basis, priority given to authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program
Radiology and Oncology
 

Scientific papers and review articles pertinent to diagnostic and interventional radiology, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, clinical and experimental oncology, radiobiology, radiophysics and radiation protection

Fee waivers may be negotiated with the editorial office, upon lack of funds

RADS Journal of Biological Research & Applied Science
 Research in all the fields of biological and applied sciences, including cell biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, medicine, biochemistry, geomicrobiology, biotechnology, ecology, marine biology, environmental science, agriculture, chemistry and bioinformatics
 Free
Stem Cell Reports
 Studies on  stem cell research and regenerative medicine 
 Fees waved on a case-by-case basis, priority given to authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program
The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice
 Research describing the education and practice of allied health professionals
 Free
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
 Studies on all aspects of tropical medicine and tropical infectious disease.
 Free
 

Oxford academic journals

 Variable. See here
 Fee waivers for developing countries. See here
 PLOS journals
  Variable. See here 
 Fee waivers and discounts for low- and middle-income countries. See here