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Open Access Publishing @ Wits: Taylor & Francis

This LibGuide provides useful information about Open Access at Wits including the Wits Article Processing Charge (APC) fund, as well as Transformative OA agreements that apply to Wits authors

Taylor & Francis Read & Publish 2024-2026

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  • SANLiC (South African National Library & Information Consortium) has negotiated an agreement with Taylor & Francis to support Open Access publishing. This agreement commenced in 2024, It is a three-year agreement (2024-2026)
  • The Read & Publish (R&P) agreement allows full reading access to over 2100 journal titles in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Science & Technology (S &T packages)
  • Authors affiliated with SANLiC institutions can publish their articles open access in all Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journals without paying article processing charges (APCs). Eligible authors will also benefit from a 10% discount when they publish in the Taylor & Francis fully open access journals.
  • Herewith a list of Taylor & Francis OA titles:

Taylor & Francis Read & Publish 2024-2026


To be eligible, articles must: 

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Have a corresponding author based at one of the participating SANLiC institutes.
  • Be accepted for publication after January 1st 2024

There is a limit (cap) on the number of articles that can be published by Wits authors. For 2024 the cap is 276 articles, shared across the consortium and allocated on a first come first served basis. The cap is split into two groups: 37% of the article entitlement is dedicated to publishing in UNISA and NISC journals, while 63% remains available for publishing across all other Open select (hybrid) journals