Open Access Arrangements for Developing Countries

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General Works

Anunobi, Chinwe V., and Ifeyinwa B. Okoye. "The Role of Academic Libraries in Universal Access to Print and Electronic Resources in the Developing Countries." Library Philosophy and Practice - Electronic Journal. May 2008. Digital Commons @ UNL.

Arunachalam, Subbiah. "India's March towards Open Access." SciDev.Net, 5 March 2004.

———. "Information for Research in Developing Countries: Information Technology—Friend or Foe?" Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 29, no. 5 (2003): 16-21.

Chan, Leslie, and Barbara Kirsop. "Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: Towards Equitable Distribution of Global Knowledge." Ariadne, no. 30 (2001).

Chan, Leslie, Barbara Kirsop and Subbiah Arunachalam. "Open Access Archiving: The Fast Track to Building Research Capacity in Developing Countries." SciDev.Net, 11 February 2005.

Dennis, Alasia D. "The Impact of the Open Access Movement on Medical Based Scholarly Publishing in Nigeria." First Monday 12, no. 10 (2007).

Dickson, David. "Developing-Country Researchers Get 'Open Access' Boost." SciDev.Net, 29 March 2004.

Doyle, Helen J. "Open Access Can Shrink the Global Knowledge Gap." SciDev.Net, 5 March 2004.

Jung, Insung. "Changing Faces of Open and Distance Learning in Asia." International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 8, no. 1 (2007). Athabasca University.

Fung, Isaac. "Open access for the non-English-speaking world: overcoming the language barrier." Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 5, no. 1 (2008).

Gaikwad, Jitendra and Vishwas Chavan. "Open Access and Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges and Potentials for the Developing World". Data Science Journal 5, 05 June 2006.

"Grants Program Supports Open Access Publishing in Developing Countries." Open Access Now, 10 May 2004.

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications. E-Journals: Developing Country Access Survey. Oxford, UK: International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2003.

Karim, Salim S. Abdool. "Creating Equal Access to Scientific Information." SciDev.Net, 28 March 2003.

Kirsop, Barbara, Subbiah Arunachalam and Leslie Chan. "Access to Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development: Options for Developing Countries". Ariadne, 52, July 2007.

Mantell, Katie. "'Self-Archiving' Urged for Developing-World Scientists." SciDev.Net, 5 March 2004.

Mujoo-Munshi, Usha. "INSA E-Journals Project (e-journals@insa)." D-Lib Magazine 10, no. 1 (2004).

Papin-Ramcharan, Jennifer I., and Richard A. Dawe. "Open Access Publishing: A Developing Country View." First Monday 11, no. 6 (2006).

Ramachandran, P. V., and Vinod Scaria. "Open Access Publishing in the Developing World: Making a Difference." Journal of Orthopaedics 1, no. 1 (Article e1 2004).

Reynolds, Fiona, and Richard F. Heller. "Peoples-uni: Developing public health competences - Lessons from a pilot course module." International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) 3, (2008): 60-65. (Free registration required)

"Round Table: Open Access Issues for Developing Countries." Information Services & Use 23, no. 2/3 (2003): 149-159.

Scaria, Vinod. "Open, Online and Global: Benefits of BioMedical Journals Going Online and Open." The Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences 2, no. 4 (2003).

———. "Scholarly Communication in Biomedical Sciences, Open Access and the Developing World." Internet Health 1, no. 1 (2003).

Smart, Pippa. "Two-Way Traffic: Information Exchange between the Developing and Developed World." Serials 17, no. 2 (2004): 183-187.

Stacey, Paul. "Open Educational Resources in a Global Context." First Monday 12, no. 4 (2007).

Weitzman, Jonathan B., and Subbiah Arunachalam. "Open Access in the Developing World." Open Access Now, 15 December 2003.

Wang,Xuemao, and Chang Su. "Open Access-Philosophy, Policy and Practice: A Comparative Study." (2006).

Free or Reduced Cost Access


Alvestrand, Viveka. "Free Online Access to Fight Hunger." Information World Review, 1 November 2003.

Choi, Charles Q. "Ag-Science Marketplace Opens." The Scientist, 28 October 2003.

Dickson, David. "Poor Countries Get Low-Cost Access to Science Journals." SciDev.Net, 14 October 2003.

Editorial. "New Access for Agriculture." Nature, 23 October 2003, 749.


Aronson, Barbara. "Improving Online Access to Medical Information for Low-Income Countries." The New England Journal of Medicine 350, no. 10 (2004): 966-968.

Editorial. "Developing Open Access." Nature Cell Biology 5, no. 12 (2003): 1027.

Hobson, J., and Mandy Sketch. "Online Access to Occupational Medicine for Developing Countries." Occupational Medicine 52, no. 4 (2002): 173-174.

Katikireddi, Srinivasa Vittal. "HINARI: Bridging the Global Information Divide." BMJ, 15 May 2004, 1190-1193.

Kmietowicz, Zosia. "Deal Allows Developing Countries Free Access to Journals." BMJ, 14 July 2001, 65.

Long, Maurice. "Bridging the Knowledge Gap—”The HINARI Programme." The Biochemist 25, no. 6 (2003): 27-29.

Malakoff, David. "Journals Offered Free to Poorest Nations." Science Magazine, 13 July 2001, 189-190.

Sarin, R. "Denying open access to published health-care research: WHO has the password?" Journal of Cancer Research and Theraputics 3, no. 3 (2007):133-4.

Smith, Richard. "Closing the Digital Divide." BMJ, 1 February 2003, 238.

Suber, Peter. "Introduction to HINARI." Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 25 February 2002.

Williamson, A., and J. Mayberry. "Getting Our Journals to Developing Countries." Postgraduate Medical Journal 77 (September 2001): 554-555.


Beveridge, Massey, Andrew Howard, Kirsteen Burton, and Warren Holder. "The Ptolemy Project: A Scalable Model for Delivering Health Information in Africa." BMJ, 4 October 2003.

Bolman, Pieter. "Online Journals in the Developing World—Vendor View." Information World Review, 1 October 2001.

Bonora, Loriano. "The Evolution of Scientific Publishing and the JHEP Model." JCOM: Journal of Science Communication 2, no. 4 (2003).

Canhos, Vanderlei, Leslie Chan, and Barbara Kirsop. "Bioline Publications: How Its Evolution Has Mirrored the Growth of the Internet." Learned Publishing 14, no. 1 (2001): 41-48.

Cerdeira, Hilda, Enrique Canessa, Carlo Fonda, Abdus Salam, and R. Les Cottrell. "Developing Countries and the Global Science Web." CERN Courier 43, no. 10 (2003).

Durrant, Sarah. "Online Resources Available through PERI." INASP Newsletter, no. 21 (2002).

Fernandez, Leila. "Open Access Initiatives in India--an Evaluation." Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, vol. 1, no. 1 (2006), (accessed November 18, 2008).

Godlee, Fiona, Richard Horton, and Richard Smith. "Global Information Flow." BMJ, 30 September 2000, 776-777.

Mantell, Katie. "Africa 'Needs Better Information about Access Deals.'" SciDev.Net, 5 December 2003.

———. "Scientists in the Developing World Gain Cut-Price Access to Journals." SciDev.Net, 8 October 2001.

Martey, Alfred K. "PERI in Ghana." INASP Newsletter, no. 19 (2002).

Ochs, Mary, Barbara Aronson, and Jane Wu. "HINARI and AGORA: Revolutionizing Access to Scientific Information in the Developing World." Serials 17, no. 2 (2004): 175-182.

Rebêlo, Paulo, and Katie Mantell. "Brazil Secures Cheaper Access to Scientific Journals." SciDev.Net, 30 January 2004.

Smart, Pippa. "E-Journals: Developing Country Access Survey." Learned Publishing 16, no. 2 (2003): 143-148.

———. "E-Journals: Developing Country Access Survey." International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Newsletter, no. 22 (2003).

Smith, Richard, and Alex Williamson. "BMJ Journals Free to the Developing World." BMJ, 16 February 2002, 380.

Suber, Peter. "Two Open-Access Initiatives for Developing Countries." SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 67 (2003).

Tola, Elisabetta. "Hinari and Agora: Free Access to Scientific Information for Poor Countries." JCOM: Journal of Science Communication 2, no. 4 (2003).

Were, Jacinta. "The Programme for Enhancement of Research Information (PERI)." INASP Newsletter, no. 19 (2002).


Alonso, Wladimir J., and Esteban Fernández-Juricic. "Regional Network Raises Profile of Local Journals." Nature, 31 January 2002, 471-472.

Dickson, David. "Thumbs Up for Electronic Publication." SciDev.Net, 4 February 2002.

Marcondes, Carlos Henrique, and Luis Fernando Sayao. "The SciELO Brazilian Scientific Journal Gateway and Open Archives: A Report on the Development of the SciELO-Open Archives Data Provider Server." D-LIB Magazine 9, no. 3 (2003).

Packer, Abel L. "SciELO—A Model for Cooperative Electronic Publishing in Developing Countries." D-Lib Magazine 6, no. 10 (2000).