Chicago Emerging Nations Initiative

  The University of Chicago Press is proud to offer its entire list of journals for higher education and research institutions in developing countries around the world. Through the Chicago Emerging Nations Initiative, the Press partners with established programs that share our mission to broaden access to knowledge and nourish the intellectual exchange on which it thrives. Together we provide access to more than 100 developing countries.

Please contact our partners directly for eligibility and registration information about each program.

The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) works to support global research communication and improve access to international research across many disciplines, in keeping with the belief that increasing access to international knowledge places researchers from developing and emerging countries on a par with their global peers, and allows them to build on the experiences of other countries. INASP’s Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERii) offers access to 38,000+ online journals, 7,000+ e-books, citation and bibliographic databases, and document delivery from the British Library.
  Research4Life is a public-private partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Cornell University, Yale University and several technical partners including Microsoft. The partnership’s goal is to contribute to the attainment of the UN's Millennium Development Goals, reducing the knowledge gap between industrialized countries and developing countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Since 2002, the four programmes - HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI - have provided researchers at 6,000+ institutions in 100+ developing countries and territories with free or low-cost access to 9,000+ leading journals in the fields of health, agriculture, and environment.
    Health Access to Research (HINARI) provides access to 7000+ journals covering medicine, nursing and related health and social sciences.
  Research in Agriculture (AGORA) provides access to 1200+ journals covering agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related biological, environmental and social sciences.
  Research in the Environment (OARE) provides access to 3000+ journals in a wide range of scientific disciplines contributing to our understanding of the natural environment.
  Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) provides access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology to support research relating to technical challenges faced locally and globally.
In 2002 the ACU launched the Low Cost Journals Scheme (also known as the Protecting the African Library Scheme within Africa) to assist member universities in Commonwealth developing countries secure access to high quality print copy journals at an affordable price by enabling libraries to order print copy journals through the ACU, typically at a discount of around 75-80% (25-20% of the original cover price).
Since 1990 the mission of the Journal Donation Project has been to assist in rebuilding major research and teaching libraries in countries that have fallen victim to political or economic deprivation through the provision of current subscriptions and back volume sets of English language scholarly, professional and current events journals. These libraries can benefit from deep discounts of 50% or more by purchasing print journals directly through the JDP.
JSTOR’s African Access Initiative waives the standard participation fees for any not-for-profit institution in a country on the content of Africa, enabling electronic access to its entire archive of scholarship covering 1000+ titles across the disciplines, including all content added to the archive during the period of participation. The Developing Nations Access Initiative also waives or reduces the participation fees for institutions in other developing countries classified according to the World Bank country rankings.


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