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Open Access Publishing @ Wits: Royal Society

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

Royal Society Read & Publish 2022-2024

  • SANLiC (South African National Library & Information Consortium) has negotiated an agreement with the Royal Society to support Open Access publishing for the period 2022-2024.

  • The Read & Publish agreement allows Wits authors to:

    • publish open access in Royal Society's journals (also listed below) with no charge to the author:                                                       

      • Biology Letters   
      • Interface Focus                                           
      • Journal of the Royal Society Interface                         
      • Notes and Records of the Royal Society                        
      • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A       
      • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B       
      • Proceedings of the Royal Society A                              
      • Proceedings of the Royal Society B                              

Open Biology  (full Open Access)                                                          

Royal Society Open Science (full Open Access)              

  • To learn more about the Royal Society's Read & Publish (Transformative agreements), read  here.

Royal Society Read & Publish 2022-2025




  • If you are a Wits author you are eligible as Wits is a participating institution of the Royal Society Read & Publish agreement
  • Working with a team of researchers? Only the corresponding author needs to belong to an institution with a Read & Publish agreement. 
  • During the submission process, simply state details of your institution (and use your institutional e-mail address), select the ‘Read & Publish’ option and the Royal Society will do the rest.


See below author journeys below highlighting the simple steps from submission to publication for open access papers: