Preprints have the potential to bring about greater equity in the publishing process and academia more widely. However, the adoption of preprints varies significantly across academic fields and geographical regions. Across Africa, there is limited evidence regarding the number of preprints posted and used. However, the data that does exist points to a low number of published preprints across the region.
To better understand the awareness and perception of preprints from Africa-based researchers, a group of ASAPbio 2023 Fellows have designed a short survey. This survey will help direct efforts towards expanding the adoption of preprints in the Africa region.
If you’re a researcher based in Africa and have experience or thoughts about preprints please consider completing our short survey.