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Open Access: Publishers' permissions to deposit articles in the Rhodes Digital Commons

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International Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-archiving: SHERPA RoMEO

Use the SHERPA ROMeO to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement. Look up the journal title or  by publisher for their copyright and self-archiving policies or contact the publisher directly. 

Special permissions obtained by RU Library are listed on the right.  Note that in some cases permissions were granted for specific authors/articles only.

Consent by publishers/copyright owners

RU Library obtained permission to deposit articles from the following journals (other than those available on SHERPA/RoMEO)

  • The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    "Inclusion of AJPE articles in the institutional repository is approved." - Karen Shipp, Senior Assistant Editor, AJPE;

  • ARKIVOC (Archive for Organic Chemistry)
    " Electronic Storage  Material from ARKIVOC may be stored and used electronically free of charge by any individual or organization but resale of electronically stored material requires permission from the publisher." -

  • Asian Journal of Chemistry
    "Permission granted." - Dr Himanshu Agarwal, Executive Editor,

  • Cicades
    Permission from the editor via Richard Pithouse

  • Clinical Psychology
    Permission to use publisher's PDF's (NOTE: Author David Edwards obtained permission from Springer for his articles only) 

  • Education as Change
    Permission obtained by author Madeyandile Mbelani to deposit article
    Contact details: MSCT, journal-ed: 

  • English Teaching: practice and critique
    Allow deposition in institutional repositories of articles published in this journal.
    Contact: Dr Terry Locke (Coordinating Editor), School of Education, University of Waikato

  Journal website:

  • Ergonomics SA
    We can deposit all this journal's articles by Rhodes academics in the ReRR.

  • Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
    Permission to use publisher's PDF's (NOTE: Author David Edwards obtained permission from Springer for his articles only)

  • Journal of Psychology in Africa
    "I am glad for Rhodes University to post onto the Institutional Repository the outstanding scholarship published by staff in the JPA." - Prof. Elias Mpofu. E-mail: 

  • Journal of Tropical Forest Science
    "The Director-General has granted permission for the University to upload the article onto your repository. Kindly ensure that the link to FRIM is provided and that acknowledgement is given to us, by stating the publisher, issue and year." - Sarifah, K.A. (Editor). Email:
    Publisher: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM);
    FRIM web server:

  • Le Fait Missionnaire; English title : LFM: Social Sciences & Missions
    Permission to author Alan Kirkaldy to deposit article

  • Psychology in Society (PINS)
    Permission to include material from PINS in our repository.
    Prof G Hayes, email:

  • South African Geographical Journal
    "The Council of the Society of South African geographers has given you permission to place SAGJ articles written by your staff in the open access repository of Rhodes University." - Maano Ramutsindela, email:

  • South African Journal of Chemistry (SAJC)
    Permission from the Editor-in-Chief, Prof Graham E. Jackson, Dept of Chemistry, UCT;
    Published by the South African Chemical Institute;

  • South African Journal of Education
    The SAJE has given us permission to include their articles by Rhodes authors, on condition that we state that "The South African Journal of Education is open access and on-line available at our website". 

  • South African Journal of Geology (SAJG)
    We have permission to deposit all articles by Rhodes authors "as long as they are correctly referenced". - Jay Barton, Co-Editor SAJG. 

  • South African Journal of Science
    We can deposit all this journal's articles by Rhodes academics in the ReRR.
    Editor: Dr Graham Baker

  • Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
    "There is no objection to including articles from the Transactions (or complete Transactions) on your web site, as long as the electronic version you display does not come from Sabinet, with whom we have an agreement." - Maciej Soltynski (Hon Treasurer - Royal Society of South Africa), Institute of Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch