Kenyatta University placed position two in the lastest Webometrics

ranking 3Kenyatta University emerged position two after the University of Nairobi according to the January 2023 edition of Web of Universities Ranking also known as Webometrics. The ranking results are usually released in January and July of every year. The indicators measured are presence, visibility/impact, excellence and openness. 

(published on 03/02/2023)


MyLOFT ‘My Library On Fingertips’. It is an application for accessing, e-resources subscribed by Kenyatta University. Kenyatta University has migrated from Remotexs platform to MyLOFT for E-resource access both on campus and off-campus access. Users with previous account have been sent a link to their corporate email to set their password for MyLOFT account. Those without account can do self registation HERE

NOTE: Only Kenyatta Universitty corporate email is allowed to register and login to MyLOFT

In the MyLOFT brief video below, we will show you some basic features that will allow you to access, discover, organise and share subscribed eResources. 

(published on 11/01/2023)


To access past papers, E-resources and E-library while on or off campus kindly visit

On the left-hand side click on the E-resources tab. This will take you to the MyLOFT login page where you will log in with your username and password. 

If you have not registered on MyLOFT, click on the Signup link below on the login page and a registration form will appear. Use your K.U corporate email during registration. Make sure you type your correct corporate email.

After successful registration, a link will be sent to your corporate email with a link to confirm your email account. Click on the link and finish registration by selecting the appropriate user category i.e staff, undergraduate or postgraduate then wait for your account to be approved by library staff.

If you have forgotten your password click on the Forgot Password and a link with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to your corporate email.

(published on 23/01/2023)

Free Open Access Publishing


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EIFL has negotiated a free read & publish agreement with the following journals:

This means that corresponding authors from these countries will not have to pay any Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access publishing when an article is accepted for publication by one of the three hybrid journals published by The Company of Biologists. The offer runs until 31st December 2023. Click here for a full list of journals with waived or discounted Article Processing Charges

(published on 18/05/2021)

Taylor & Francis Waives Article Processing Charges for Open Access Journals

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Taylor & Francis has an agreement with EIFL that guarantees no - or heavily reduced - Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL partner countries when they publish in a Taylor & Francis-owned fully Open Access (OA) journal, including Cogent journals. Kenya is one of the partners included in the agreement.  The agreement runs until 2023. You can view the title list here and browse it by subject.

How does it work?

The new submission system, “Submission Portal”, will automatically recognize countries and will alert eligible authors that they are eligible for a waiver or discount, and prompt them to apply for it. They will need to tick a box to apply for the waiver or discount. The waiver will not be automatically applied.

Subjects covered in the offer

Arts & Humanities, Behavioral Sciences & Social Care, Business, Economics and Sociology, Education, Geography, Information Science, Sport & Heritage, Life, Earth & Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Politics, IR & Area Studies.

For more journals with Article Processing waivers click here


(published on 08/03/2021)
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