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Publication page costs

These grants are intended to contribute towards page costs of articles in journals accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), or to provide a contribution to the publishing of a book that may earn DHET subsidy.

Please visit UCT Open Access Journal Publication Fund for open-access page costs.

Articles

  • to contribute towards page costs of articles in journals accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), please ensure that you adhere to the guidelines for the subsidisation of journal articles by DHET.
  • download the list of DHET-accredited journals
  • a copy of the invoice is required.

Books

  • to provide a contribution to the publishing of a book that may earn DHET subsidy. please ensure that you adhere to the guidelines for the subsidisation of books by the DHET. (Click on ‘Guide to the publication count to download).

Required information and documentation include:

  • a motivation from the chairperson of the faculty research committee indicating that the book meets the DHET criteria for earning subsidy
  • a description of the book in English (maximum of page length)
  • a statement from the publisher describing the peer-review process for this book: this is a key requirement to have the book considered for subsidy from DHET
  • the contents page of the book and contributor's page showing your affiliation to UCT
  • a copy of the invoice.

Eligibility

All UCT staff and postgraduate students.

Conditions

  • Please note that it is the responsibility of the author to settle costs with the publisher, as awards are transferred directly into research funds.
  • Claims must be submitted within six months of the invoice date
  • Applicants should negotiate with the publisher on possible discounts for authors from developing countries, if applicable, before they submit to the page costs application to the Research Office.

Submission process

Contact

Email researchfunding@uct.ac.za for more information.

Downloads

URC Page Costs Grant Application (R&I09) form

Article-processing charge (APC): BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen

To defray the cost of publishing, authors submitting manuscripts are asked to pay an article-processing charge (APC) per published article.

UCT is a shared support member institution so this article-processing charge is shared between the UCT author and the institution for all research articles accepted for publication in any BioMed Central, Chemistry Central or SpringerOpen journals (Open Access Publisher www.biomedcentral.com).

Recognition of UCT authors is purely based on where the submission process takes place from. Only if an author submits from a recognised UCT IP address will that article be automatically transferred to our membership and eligible for a 57.5% discount on the article-processing charge (APC).

All UCT authors submitting from outside the registered IP address range therefore need to clearly state that they are submitting from a shared support member institution (UCT) and will then be offered the same discount.

However, any article submitted/accepted for publication before 19 April 2012 (UCT membership commencement) will not be eligible for APC shared support.