Article Processing Charges
An increasing number of open access journals are supported through Article Processing Charges (APC's) also known as publication fees. The Department of Library Services (DLS) offers and administers Open Access (OA) funds to subsidize Article Processing Charges (APC'). The fund will only pay for articles published in accredited and peer-reviewed Open Access Journals.
The UP Open Access Policy gives clear guidance on purpose and procedures for all staff and students. Authors who wish to apply should first review the:
This enables UP authors to take the advantage of a range of benefits when publishing in Open Access Journals. To benefit from Article Processing Charges fund. Please note that this is done on refund bases, and the Library contributes a refundable portion of 50% or 60%, check the guidelines and the policy
Check the eligibility of the journal
Proceed to the steps in applying and claiming from APC funds
Steps to follow when applying and claiming from APC funds
Please note that we work on a refund basis. The researcher pays the full amount to the publisher (from a grant or cost point in the academic department or faculty). We refund a certain percentage (50% or 60%) of this to the researcher afterwards and this is paid to the cost centre.
Step1: What to submit to the publisher?
Step 2: What to submit to the Open Scholarship Office?