Journal Hosting Services

The CHELiN member institutions each offer a journal hosting service to journal editors by managing and publishing their open access journals online. Open access journal publishing, also known as “gold” open access, uses a business model that allows the author or funder to pay a publishing fee. This makes provision for the reader to have free access.

CPUT : The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has set up a library based publishing unit. This service runs on the Open Journal System (OJS), a journal management system developed by PKP (Public Knowledge Project), with the intention to improve and expand access to research, and is designed to support the scholarly journal publication processes. More information


SU : The implementation of a platform to host open access online journals is a collaborative effort between the Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University and academic departments and other units affiliated with the University, in support of the mission and strategy of the University. More information about the service, named SUNJournals, is available here.

UCT : The University of Cape Town Libraries provide a hosting service in open access journal publishing. This service is managed by Scholarly Communications. More information

UWC : The University of the Western Cape hopes to encourage Open Access publishing of university research and creative output by providing technical and online support to journal editors and journals produced at the University of the Western Cape. The service at is managed by the Main Library. More information