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An overview of all Transformative Agreements (Read and Publish) for all University of Zululand authors who wish to publish in Hybrid Journals.  These agreements give an opportunity for UNIZULU researchers to publish Open Access and free of any transactional Article Processing Charges!

Open Access Publishing

Open Access refers to freely available, digital, online information.  A scholarly literature that is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and the authors.

Transformative Agreements / Read and Publish

Transformative agreements! 

Transformative agreements, also referred to as transitional or “read and publish” agreements.  Libraries and publishers make transformative open access (OA) agreements so that authors don't need to pay article publishing charges (APCs) to make the final version of their articles open access.


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