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UP Journals: Publish Articles Open Access for Free

Transformative agreements at the University of Pretoria

Transformational / Read & Publish (R&P) Agreements

This guide provides an overview of the Read and Publish Agreement Negotiated by the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC). 


SANLiC has negotiated and signed a number of agreements for South African Higher Education Institutions. The list of current negotiated agreements is now available allowing South Africans to publish in Gold Open Access journals. 

The Department of Library Services (DLS) is also part of the SANLiC agreements and has recently signed the Transformational Agreements (TAs) also known as Read and Publish (R&P) agreements with these publishers: Wiley, Hindawi, Emerald,  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Chemical Society (ACS), Springer Nature, Institute of Physics (IOP), and Oxford Journals Online, Elsevier (ScienceDirect)

The DLS currently supports researchers with Article Processing Charges (APCs) also known as publication fees. 

These APCs and TAs/ R & P agreements are efforts to advance open science practices and to increase Gold Open Access Publishing at the University of Pretoria.

Publish articles open access for free without paying APCs!

Corresponding authors affiliated with participating SANLiC institutions of which the University of Pretoria is part of may publish open access for free without paying APCs from the journals listed below:


Download the publisher journal list and

identify your journal 

Search for the selected journal and submit your article

Learn more about institutional OA agreements

Period of agreement

American Chemical Society (ACS)



Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)



Elsevier (Science Direct)



Institute of Physics (IOP) Science Extra



Springer Nature (SN) journals or journal suggester

Springer Nature


Wiley and Hindawi fully open access journals

Click on the journal name or title, or use “find a journal” option



Wiley hybrid journals

Click on the journal name or title, or use Wiley journal finder

Wiley author engagement programme 



Alternatively search the Integrated Alphabetical List of Journals from ACM, ACS,  IOP Science Extra, Emerald, Wiley, Hindawi, Springer Nature, and Elsevier (Science Direct). Please note that some titles are capped.     

Corresponding author information

In the journal article submission process, authors are required to use UP affiliated information (UP email address, department and the faculty). This makes it easy to verify and confirm if the corresponding author is affiliated with UP.