This agreement commenced in 2022. It is a three-year agreement (2022-2024).

Emerald publishes over 300 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. The Emerald eJournals Premier database is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary collection of journals featuring the latest peer-reviewed, international research in established and emerging areas of interest. Smaller subject collections are also offered. The Emerald/SANLiC agreement for 2022-2024 is a transformational open access agreement that provides read access to the collection to which your institution subscribes as well as  permitting affiliated authors to publish a capped number of articles as open access at no extra charge in the journals to which your institution subscribes.

Contact your institution’s library staff to find out which collection your institution subscribes to.

Participating institutions

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • North-West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Venda
  • University of Zululand
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University

Number of included articles

There is a cap on the number of articles that can be published open access and free of any transactional article processing charges (APCs) in hybrid journals by authors affiliated to participating institutions. For the three years of the agreement the article entitlements are:

  • 2022: 116
  • 2023: 140
  • 2024: 165

The entitlements are shared across the consortium and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.