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Open Access Publishing @ Wits: Institute of Physics (IOP)

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

IOPscience Extra - Read & Publish agreement (2023-2025)


  • SANLiC (South African National Library & Information Consortium) has negotiated an agreement with Institute of Physics to support Open Access publishing for the period Jan 2023 to Dec 2025. Being a member of SANLiC the contract with Wits University is effective January 1st, 2023.

  • Read more about SANLIC's Open Access agreement with IOPscience Extra here.

  • The Read & Publish agreement allows:

    • Read access to more that 70 scholarly journals, including the Journal of Physics Series back to 1874.

    • unlimited Open Access publishing in the following eligible IOP hybrid and gold open access journals, without incurring any Article Processing Charges:

IOPscience Extra Open Access publishing - Instructions

  • All corresponding authors that are current staff members, researchers (permanent, temporary and visiting), or students at  Wits University, can publish open access at no cost to themselves.
  • Articles accepted from 1st January 2023 will be eligible for transformative agreement funding to enable authors to publish open access with no cost to themselves
  • The following publishing types are included with the agreement: research papers, special issues, letters and review articles