Open Access & Funding
The production of open-access publication (free of charge for both end-user and author/s) through the UJ Library Open Journal System currently entails a cost of ~R600.00 (~$41.00 or ~€35.00) per page for platform subscription, language editing and typesetting. Only the basic operational costs are currently funded by the Palaeo-Research Institute at the University of Johannesburg, whilst the grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation will cover the editing and production fees of manuscripts submitted by Africa-based authors. Fees charged to non-Africa-based authors will cover their own production costs and contribute towards the journal’s future sustainability. Our aim is to ultimately provide fully free open-access to all authors and will therefore continue fund-raising efforts towards this goal.