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All articles published by the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES (SJS) are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0). This means:

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES;
  • everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
  • open access publication is supported by the authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.

Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other scholarly journal. Moreover, Open Access allows for maximum visibility, uptake and use of the published material.

Why Open Access?

  • Quick discoverability: With open access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction.
  • Public enrichment: Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment.
  • Research exchange: Open access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world.


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