All applications for the URC Page Costs and the Open Access Journal Publication Fund (article processing charges) are submitted to the Research Office via UCT’s Research Portal on the electronic Research Administration (eRA) system
For more information on how to do this watch the video below or download the one-page user guide here.
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.
Required information and documentation for books:
All UCT staff and postgraduate students.
Project supervisors are to apply on behalf of their students where the student is the corresponding author.
Terms & Conditions
Researchers must apply to this grant via the UCT’s Research Portal on the electronic Research Administration (eRA) system - http://eraonline.uct.ac.za.
Applications are processed on an ad-hoc basis. Please contact the Research Office for latest deadlines.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The UCT URC Open Access Journal Publication Fund (OAJPF) has been established to support UCT researchers with the publication of their research output in open access journals. The Fund is intended to contribute to Article Processing Charges (APCs) for submissions accepted for publication in open access journals or in hybrid journals that have an open access option.
Open access scholarly publishing will enhance the strength, visibility, accessibility and discoverability of UCT's scholarly output. UCT supports open access scholarly publishing as it offers the potential for democratic access to research knowledge, opening up scholarly content to a much wider range of readers and stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
Terms & Conditions
Researchers must apply to this grant via the UCT’s Research Portal on the electronic Research Administration (eRA) system - eraonline.uct.ac.za
For more information contact Research Support Services
BioMed Central Institutional Membership
To defray the cost of publishing, authors submitting manuscripts are asked to pay an article-processing charge (APC) per published article.
UCT has a shared support membership 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 (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 50 % discount on the article-processing charge (APC). UCT authors are then liable for the outstanding amount.
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.
Authors must select membership at the submission stage.
Submission guidelines available here.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute - MDPI
UCT has joined MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), which means authors are eligible for a 10% discount on APCs once your paper is accepted for publication
“Authors affiliated with participating universities receive a 10% discount on the APCs for any paper published in an MDPI journal. Note that only one discount through an IOAP scheme is permitted per paper, and the discount cannot be combined with other available discounts (e.g., discount vouchers, or society membership discounts).”