Researchers from Angola publish articles in international Open Access journals, for example, in 2013, 13 articles have been published with BioMed Central – an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the Open Access publishing model – by researchers from Centro de Investigação em Saúde em Angola (CISA), Clínica Sagrada Esperança, Hospital Pediátrico Dr. David Bernardino, Instituto Nacional de Luta Contra SIDA – Ministério da Saúde, Malaria Branch (DPD, CDC), the National Institute of Public Health, Programa Nacional de Controlo da Malária/Ministério da Saúde de Angola and Universidade Agostinho Neto.

Eight articles have been published in Public Library of Science (PLoS) international Open Access journals: PLoS ONE, PLoS Medicine and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases by researchers from Consultória de Serviços, Estudos e Pesquisas - COSEP Consultória, Doctors with Africa CUAMM Angola, Hospital Divina Providencia, Hospital Pediátrico David Bernardino, Instituto de Combate e Controlo das Tripanossomiases-ICCT/Minsa, Malaria Control Program-SONAMET Clinic and Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Public Health, Uige Provincial Hospital and Universidade Agostinho Neto.

There are currently no OA policies registered in ROARMAP.

Events and Programs

A network of scientific journals and greater access to scientific information is the outcome of recent webinars organized in Angola.

The initiative was hosted by the Óscar Ribas University in Luanda, Angola in cooperation with UNESCO, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Angola, and Redalyc/AmeliCa of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico to discuss the role of Open Access to enhance the research process and promote interdisciplinary research.  

The five-part webinar series, held between 29 July and 26 August 2020, considered how to create, manage and index scientific journals with an emphasis on Open Access.