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Institutional Repository (IR):

It is an internationally recognized best practice for academic libraries to host an Institutional Repository (IR) to enable researchers to archive their research output to improve the visibility, usage, and impact of the research conducted at an institution.

Within the platform is embedded international standards of organizing and making information easily accessible and retrievable, globally. The platforms allow special plug-ins/ integrations which offer added value to the submitted information e.g.

  • Google Scholar indexer – as an indexer (expands the accessibility, reach, and, consequently, the impacts of the articles you publish).
  • Google Analytics – optimizes the searching feature of the IR (it  tracks website performance and collects visitor insights)

Number of items in the repository: 14 at the start (July 2013) 813 (April 2022) plus about 600 (to be recovered) 793 (available in full text) visit

Staff Publication System

UMU is the only University in Uganda with a Staff Publication System with 532 items URL:

Student Dissertation System

The number of items in the dissertation system is 5328;

Google Scholar (Researcher Profile): Tracking the Impact of your research.

ORCID iD: A unique, open digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher with the same or a similar name. Get your ORCID iD at

MyLoft: Off-Campus Access

Accessing UMU online library, anytime everywhere at

Citation & Indexing Databases:

A smart way to retrieve publications for your literature review. Dimenssions – and Scite-

UMU Journal: Online Journal System (OJS) Journal of Science and Sustainable
Development (JSSD)

Article Processing Charges

The available Article Processing Charges Offers to Ugandan authors at

Where to publish?

Journals that our partner (eIFL) has negotiated terms, for open access publishing for researchers in Uganda at

Open education Resources:

Explore, create, & collaborate with educators around the world to improve the curriculum at

Ouriginal (URKUND)

Contact the Librarians at to submit your work for analysis

Workshops and Training:

Information Literacy & Digital Research Literacy