Transition to Open Access
Interested in moving your subscription (toll access) journal to open access? We have extensive experience since 2005 in all aspects of transforming subscription (toll access) journals to successful open access journals.
Which toll access journals should go the open access route?We sincerely believe there rests a moral obligation on scholarly societies, universities and scholars to make research results available to the world immediately, and as widely as possible. Rolling open access publication is the best way to achieve this. The vast majority of toll access journals in the African context have a small subscription base and are financially supported by scholarly societies or universities, either directly or through hidden expenses such as staff time or office expenditure. Transforming such journals to open access is mostly financially feasible, but requires vision and leadership and the courage to change. Our experience and support makes this transition relatively quick and financially feasible.
Flexible funding models for open access journals
In our open access model, publication costs can be covered wholly or in part by article processing fees (APFs). The APFs amount will depend on the subsidy from the title owner or sponsor of the journal. The title owner can choose the subsidy amount annually and we will recover the shortfall from the authors or the authors’ employer. Over time the dependence of the journal on funding from the title owner can be reduced to a sustainable level. To learn more on Open Access and its funding models, click here.