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The following websites have more information regarding open access publishing.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical. In cases where the publisher frequently changes journal URLs with providing public notification or URL redirection, included URLs are to the publisher’s domain, not to individual articles. SEPB versions are cumulative.

Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011

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Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Over the last few years those involved in Open Access journals publishing have run into one another at trade or scientific conferences. Given that all are involved in a similar approach to publishing, it has been natural to share experiences, advice, and thoughts on how to support Open Access publishing generally and grow the OA market place in particular. Within an otherwise highly competitive publishing market, Open Access publishers found it useful to be open and frank about their business models, experiences and plans for the future.

During 2007 and 2008 two different groups of OA publishers – professional publishing organizations on the one hand and independent (scientist/scholar) publishers on the other – began discussing the possibilities of creating a more formal association to represent the interests of OA publishers. When these two groups became aware of one another, they decided to work together to create an umbrella association that would support the entire spectrum of OA journals publishers – for profit, non-profit, university presses, society publishers, and scientist/scholar publishers working independent of a publishing organization. All recognized the value of bringing this community together in order to develop appropriate business models, tools and standards to support OA journals.


The implementation of a platform to host (open access) online journals is a collaborative effort between the Library and Information Service and departments and units affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch, in support of the mission and strategy of the University. SUNJournals is the name of the service offered to our clients.

Open Journals Publishing (OJP)

Open Journals Publishing (OJP) is an online-first publisher, with publishing experience since 1998, of peer-reviewed scientific journals covering a range of academic disciplines from the African continent and beyond. Our purpose-driven mission is to meet scholarly demands by providing easy access to credible and reputable work, whilst seeking to maintain the ethics of scholarship and ensure a balance between quality and content.

African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics.

In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world.

The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)

This is the home page of SciELO South Africa Site.

The objective of the site is to implement an electronic virtual library, providing full access to a collection of serial titles, a collection of issues from individual serial titles, as well as to the full text of articles. The access to both serial titles and articles is available via indexes and search forms.

SciELO site is an integral part of the FAPESP/BIREME/CNPq Project and it is an application of the methodology being developed by the project, particularly the Internet Interface module.

The site will be constantly updated both in form and content, according to the project’s advancements.

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