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Organizations that Provide Free or Low-cost Access to Developing Countries
HINARI, established by the World Health Organization, enables developing countries to gain access to more than 7,000 biomedical and health journals. A list of eligible countries can be found at: http://www.who.int/hinari/eligibility/en/.
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to more than 2,000 journals in the field of environmental science.
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in collaboration with major publishers in the field, offers access to more than 1,200 journals in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. A list of eligible countries can be found at: http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/about_agora/elegibility.html.
The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.Through its flagship program, Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems, INASP works with publishers to enable affordable and sustainable access to online resources to developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Research4Life is a public-private partnership between several international organizations in technology, health, and ecology, as well as Cornell University and Yale University with the goal to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals, reducing the knowledge gap between industrialized countries and developing countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Eligible libraries and their users in over 100 countries benefit from online access to up to 45,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases, resources available in several languages, training in informational literacy, and promotional support.
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. Currently, 31 publishers provide access to around 28,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.
eJournals Delivery Service
eJDS distributes physics and mathematics articles via email, free of cost, to individual scientists in developing or low income countries who do not have access to sufficient bandwidth to download material from the Internet and/or cannot afford the connection.