Publication fees



  • Introduction
  • Article Processing Charges
  • Article Submission Charges
  • Text changes after layout
  • Invoicing (if applicable)
  • Subsidy opportunities
  • Funding body agreements
  • Waiver of APC & ASC
  • Publication fee policy


All our readers and authors enjoy the benefits of free open access. We believe that open access of the journal promotes accessibility and uptake worldwide, serving the best interests of the professional and scientific community and the public at large. Since no fees are charged for access, AOSIS offsets the publication expenses – including those of peer review management, journal production and online hosting and archiving – by charging Article Processing Charges (APC), also known as page fees, to authors, institutions or funders for each article published.



Article Processing Charges

We are honoured to inform you that as of 2022, the AJCD is officially accredited with the DHET. A sponsorship fee of 50% of the APC costs will remain available from 01 March 2022 to the end of the 2022 financial year on a first come, first served basis until further sponsorship can be secured.


This amounts to ZAR749,00 (excl. VAT) per A4 output page in PDF format, where articles average around nine pages for this journal. Should no further sponsorship be confirmed by 2023, the full APC fee of ZAR1498,00 (excl. VAT) per A4 output page in PDF format will need to be introduced.


Kindly note that the AJCD is based on an open-access model, which ensures that peer-reviewed publications are made freely available for researchers, policymakers, and the general public without a subscription.


Open access is critical to ensuring public access to scientifically-based career development theory and practice. We thank you for supporting this approach because it removes socioeconomic barriers to accessing scientifically-defensible career development and practice, both within Africa and abroad.



Article Submission Charges

Article Submission Charges (ASC) does not apply.



Text changes after layout

Authors will be given the opportunity to revise and approve the text of the accepted manuscript in the final phase of copy-editing. After author approval the manuscript will go to design layout. The author will be asked to proofread the final galleys before going to publishing. Proofreading is intended to correct typesetting mistakes and not to introduce new changes to the text; such changes will require new layout of the pages. If new changes are introduced at this final proofreading stage, the publisher will charge Galley Change Fees (GCF) to the author, based on the cost incurred to make such changes. The GCF per hour is ZAR450.00 [excluding VAT].


Invoicing (if applicable)

The final APC is based on the finally approved manuscript word count, and no changes will be made after invoicing. Only one invoice shall be issued per article (no splitting of invoices) in order to expedite publication and keep costs to a minimum. All amounts are due within 30 days from invoicing. Payment can be made by Credit Card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The article will only be published once full payment has been received. If payment is done by EFT from a non-South African bank account, the author will be responsible for any bank transfer charges at the time of the transaction. In all cases a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been received. Learn how to make a payment.



Subsidy opportunities

APC fees for Open Access journals have become an increasingly accepted method to defray the costs for publication and, fortunately, most institutions have developed mechanisms and funding sources to cover publication costs in high-quality open access journals. Authors are encouraged to contact their institution, department or funder for more details regarding possible APC subsidy opportunities earmarked for open access publications. As your department benefits directly and/or indirectly from publication of the article, where there is an absence of extramural funding we are confident that your department will be eager to carry the costs of the APC fee.



Funding body agreements

AOSIS complies with the requirements of funding bodies such as the Wellcome Trust and the National Research Foundation, to help authors comply with their open access terms.



Waiver of APC & ASC

This journal does not offer waivers or discounts. We request that you evaluate your potential to obtain funding for the Article Processing Fee before submission, not after acceptance.



Publication fee policy

The journal adheres to our publication fee policy, which includes our reimbursement policy.