Thank you for your interest. The crowdfunding campaign ended unsuccessfully. However, there has been an overwhelming demand for free or discounted editing. We love providing support for scientists in need. Therefore, we provide a range of free services as a way of giving back to the community.
Thank you for all your support. If you want to read more about the original crowdfunding campaign, please see below. If you have any thoughts about this campaign or how to help authors from developing countries, please contact us.
Old Crowdfunding Campaign
On Monday 4th September 2017 we launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds so we can provide our services to researchers from developing countries. We want to help scientists in developing countries publish their scientific research by providing affordable author support services.
The motivation behind this project came from the Research4Life initiative, which is the collective name for the four programmes – Research in Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), and Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) – that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. The research4life organization classifies countries into 2 groups:
Group A (free access)
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad ,Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia (Federated States of), Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Group B (low-cost access)
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cook Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)), Libya, Macedonia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nauru, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The aim of our project is to provide free (Group A) or discounted (Group B) access to author support services to researchers from the countries listed above and support scientific communication to bridge the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world.
If you are a researcher from one of these countries, please register your interest in receiving discounted editing services by filling out the form below. We will keep you up to date with our progress to provide free or discounted editing.