Repository: AAS Open Research

Full Name: AAS Open Research
Short Name (or Acronym):
Description: AAS Open Research is a platform for rapid publication and open peer review for researchers supported by the AAS and programs supported through its funding platform, AESA.
Accepted Content Types: All article types (primary and scecondary research), posters and slides, Preprints
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Closure Date:
Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: All scientific fields
Keywords: Africa, F1000 Research
Launch Date: 2018
Platform: Custom F1000 software
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 111
Repository Type: Multidisciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 6/17/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Article processing charges, covered by funding agency
Objectives: AAS Open Research is an innovative open access platform to enable African Academy of Sciences-funded and -affiliated researchers to publish immediately, without barriers and with the benefit of transparent peer review. Powered by F1000, AAS Open Research seeks to reinforce African research on a global stage, promoting the engagement of researchers worldwide.
Countries: <a href="">Kenya</a>
Owner Full Name: African Academy of Sciences
Owner Short Name: AAS
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Funding organisation (funder)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees:
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Functional Description: Yes via FAQ
Interoperability: No
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, Author affiliation(s), Funder acknowledgement(s), Subject category, Full-text content, Institution, Competing interests, Referee (name, affiliation, referee report), Commenter (name, text, affiliation), Study type, article type
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Available for free upon request
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Request to platform or author needed
Persistence of Content: Preprints permanently archived in Portico
Preservation Policy:
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : Sciwheel, EndNote, Ref. Manager, Bibtex, ProCite and Sente
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Endorsement Local function Yes : Via Peer Review Process of the website
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, Prepubmed, Europe PMC, SciLit
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Prepubmed
Indexing/Search Europe PMC
Indexing/Search Scilit
Metrics Local function Downloads, Views and Google Scholars Citations are visible to everyone
Metrics Altmetric
Peer Review Local function Yes : Peer review of articles published in AAS Open Research takes place after publication; once the article is published, expert reviewers are formally invited to review. The peer review is administered on behalf of the authors by the editorial team, and authors are asked not to contact the reviewers directly.
Revision and Follow-up Local function Yes : On the website we can follow the worflow of the review of the article
Text Mining Local function Yes
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: Word Doc, RTF
Accepted Content Languages: English (articles); Accepts posters and slides in all languages (metadata and description must be in English)
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Supplementary data must be deposited in an approved repository and included in the article’s Data Availability section as “Extended data”. You can associate figures and tables to your article : All figures and tables must be cited and discussed in the article text, and their titles and legends should be provided in the revised/updated manuscript.
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: AAS Open Research
Availability of Associated Content: If your article contains data or source code that has been deposited in a repository (e.g. GitHub, Zenodo, Figshare), please ensure the repository is up to date and reflects the revisions made in the new version of the article.
Journal Submission: Restricted - manuscript can only be published in journal linked to server
Licensing: Authors must use CC BY license
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Community moderation via commenting
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Data is available (if applicable), Code is available (if applicable), All authors notified, One author affiliated with AAS, Legal compliance, Ethical compliance
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI, each version receives its own DOI and own non-DOI citable identifier
Remaining Indrawn Item: Basic information remains on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 1 week
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. All version are archieved and visible for readers.
Who can Deposit?: At least one of the authors must be affiliated with the African Academy of Sciences
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Contravention of copyright, plagiarism, false or inaccurate content, ethical and legal issues