For a period of two years (beginning 2023), open-access publication is now free for all authors. 


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. 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.