An analysis of the factors affecting open access to research output in institutional repositories in selected universities in East Africa

« Institutional repositories (IRs) present universities with an opportunity to provide global open access (OA) to their scholarship, however, this avenue was underutilised in two of the three universities in this study. This study aimed at proposing interventions to improve access to research output in IRs in universities in East Africa, and it adds to the depth of knowledge on IRs by pointing out the factors that limit OA in IRs, some of which include lack of government and funder support for OA and mediated content collection workflows that hardly involved seeking author permission to self-archive. (…) »

source >, Myriam Kakai, 2021. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 9(1), p.eP2276. DOI: