ASFA is produced through the co-operative efforts of the following ASFA Partners:
- United Nations Co-sponsoring ASFA Partners
The 4 UN Co-sponsoring ASFA Partners, besides input preparation, also take responsibility for assisting developing countries to participate in the ASFA Partnership.
- International ASFA Partners
The 11 International ASFA Partners contribute to ASFA by producing bibliographic references to the literature published within their geographic or subject area, including their own publications.
- National ASFA Partners
The 50 National ASFA Partners contribute to ASFA by producing bibliographic references to the literature published within their own countries.
- The Publishing ASFA Partner (ProQuest)
The ASFA Partners submit their ASFA input (in computer readable format) to ProQuest which also prepares a large portion of the ASFA input. ProQuest processes the input received from the ASFA Partners, and merges it to create a Master File (i.e. the ASFA database). From the Master File, ProQuest produces the ASFA information products and services, which ProQuest then distributes back to the ASFA Partners for use in their respective information systems. ProQuest also makes the ASFA products available commercially to the public in various formats.