Skip to Main Content

Transformative agreements; migrating scholarly communication: Emerald

Migrating scholarly communication

Publish open access with Emerald


The Unisa Library signed an agreement with Emerald Publishers for the gold open access publication of articles in Emerald journals, The agreement commenced from January 2022 for the period 2022 - 2024.

Emerald publishes over 300 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. The database is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary collection of journals featuring the latest, peer-reviewed international research in established and emerging areas of interest. 

The Read and Publish agreement enables SANLiC’s member libraries to freely access Emerald’s full content collection and to use vouchers to publish in Emerald’s hybrid and fully open access journals. 

Read more about this agreement on the Emerald SANLiC page:  Emerald's open access agreement with Unisa

To be eligible, articles must: 

  • Be submitted through the Emerald Submit submission system from the journal home page 
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with the University of South Africa
  • Be original research, eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports
  • Be accepted for publication after January 2023. 

How to publish under this agreement: 

  • Prepare and format your manuscript according to the instructions for contributors on the journal home page
  • Submit your manuscript on your chosen journal's homepage and complete the submission form 
  • Complete your Open Access publishing agreement  by selecting a creative commons license. 
  • Your APC will automatically be waived or approved if you met the author affiliation eligibility criteria
  • The article will be published open access.