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Article Processing Charges (APCs): Emerald

A guide to assist with the understanding of how Article Processing Charges (APCs) advance Open Access Publishing. The guide also covers Transformative Agreements with certain publishers

Transformative Agreements @Rhodes

The South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) has negotiated a Transformative Agreements with the Publisher. 

Click here:

1. For more information about the terms of the Transformative Agreement

2. To view the list the journal titles of the Journals that fall within this Transformative Agreement

The allocated free Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Tokens for this Transformative Agreement are managed by the Research Office.

Contact the Research Office for your APC and Token queries

Read more: RUL Scholarly Communication: Transformative agreements

Emerald Publishing

Emerald is a global publisher committed to publishing impactful research. 

"We publish mission led social science research that tackles key societal challenges aligned with the UN SDGs. In doing so we work with academics who collaborate across disciplines & countries, and with industry and government, to publish research that influences thinking, changes policies, and positively makes a difference to lives beyond the walls of academia"

Choose the right home for your research across our journals, books, teaching cases and open access options. Follow our guides and find the resources to help you submit, publish and promote your work

Follow our guide to publishing your paper in an Emerald journal and find resources to support you. Our journal publishing infographic will help you understand each step, from submission to publication.

Emerald Open Research

Emerald Open Research is a new and pioneering way to rapidly publish a range of research outputs, from original research articles to case studies and data notes. 

Research will be freely available to read, download and reuse, reaching a truly global audience. Emerald Open Research also offers open peer review, controlled by the author and an open data policy.

Initially Emerald Open Research will offer six gateways publishing research on the following themes aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Sustainable Food Systems

  • Quality Education for All

  • Sustainable Cities

  • Responsible Management

  • Healthier Lives

  • Fairer Society

Green open access/self archiving policy

Emerald's green open access route offers all Emerald journal authors or book chapter authors the option to make their research immediately and openly available upon official publication, free from payment. We are one of only a handful of publishers that doesn’t impose an embargo period.

You may deposit your author accepted manuscript at any point, but it must not be made publicly accessible until official publication (i.e. as soon as it appears on Emerald Insight in its final typeset version).

APC voucher policy

As an author, if you are affiliated with one of our partner organisations, you may be eligible for a prepaid APC voucher. 


See our list of current partnerships

To qualify for a voucher, the primary affiliation of the corresponding author must correspond to the institution participating in the voucher scheme. Where possible, you should use your official institutional email address to additionally indicate your affiliation.

If your affiliation changes prior to acceptance of the article, you will no longer be eligible for the voucher. If you have any queries about your affiliation, you should speak to your institution for advice prior to submission.

Emerald believes that the affiliation on a research article should correspond to the institution at which that research took place. Any requests for changes to affiliation post-submission will be handled in accordance with our corrections policy.