Elsevier and South African universities (SANLiC Consortium) have established an agreement to support authors in South Africa who wish to publish open access.
The cost of publishing open access is covered under the terms of this agreement. When publishing open access in hybrid journals, eligible corresponding authors do not have to pay an article publishing charge (APC). When publishing in fully gold open access journals, authors will receive a discount on the APC.
Please visit https://www.elsevier.com/open-access/agreements/south-africa for more information about the process.