In 2017 Springer opened its entire list of journals to Research4Life: 992 additional journals from Springer are now available through AGORA

In November 2017, Springer opened its entire list of journal titles to Research4Life ! Thanks to this addition,  AGORA collection now includes  992 new journals from Springer !

AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) is one of five programmes in Research4Life initiative that provides free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related sciences to public institutions in developing countries (*).

Launched in 2003, AGORA is managed by the FAO of the UN, in partnership with Cornell University and over 70 publishers. Springer (with 175 years of publishing excellence) is one of the founding partners of this initiative.

AGORA provides now access to ...

... more than 6,500 journals from the world’s leading academic publishers covering agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related biological, environmental and social sciences in public institutions across the world.

As one of the 60 publishers that collaborate with AGORA, Springer allows now AGORA users to access up to 1,450 journals! Since June 2017 (366 Journals available), the number of Springer journals  available through AGORA has increased by 1,084 titles!

This is a selection of new Springer titles that could be of particular interest to AGORA users:

acta ethologica

Agricultural Research

Alpine Botany

Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

Applied Biological Chemistry

Brazilian Journal of Botany

Current Forestry Reports

Current Nutrition Reports

Food Ethics

Fungal Diversity

Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology

Indian Journal of Plant Physiology

Invertebrate Neuroscience

Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit

Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization

Journal of Ichthyology

Journal of Marine Science and Technology

Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy

Journal of Ornithology

Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

Journal of Soils and Sediments

Mammal Research

Nature Microbiology

Nature Plants

Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft

Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies

Russian Journal of Plant Physiology

Sugar Tech

Sustainable Water Resources Management

Swarm Intelligence

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany


Many of the other journals are an assortment of biology, chemistry, physics, economics, business, computers, earth sciences, statistics, and other social sciences.

A list of all journals of Springer that are provided by AGORA can be found here: List of journals provided by Springer.

To access resources through AGORA ...

... users can check if their institution is already registered to AGORA by searching the following list, and request access by asking their librarian or information manager in charge.

To date, AGORA has more than 3,100 institutions registered in more than 115 countries around the globe.

If your institution is not registered and is part of the (*) eligible countries, access can be granted by following the instructions provided in the registration form.

Any public institution in the list of eligible countries can join this programme and benefit from up to date information that can be accessed by just logging into the database.

To be updated about the latest AGORA's numbers, we suggest to follow the news here on the AIMS portal as well as on AGORA web site.

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