All articles published in the South African Journal of Child Health are open access and freely available online upon publication. This is made possible by applying a business model to offset the costs of peer review management, copyediting, design and production, by charging an article-processing charge (APC) of R4 500 (incl. VAT) for all articles published. The charge applies only to Research articles. The APC is standard and does not vary based on length, colour, figures, or other elements.


When submitting a Research article to the SAJCH, the submitting author must agree to pay the APC should the article be accepted for publication. The APC is payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before production commences for publication. The submitting author will be notified that payment is due and given details on the available methods of payment. Prompt payment is advised; the article will not enter into production until payment is received.

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Please refer to the section on ‘Sponsored Supplements’ regarding the publication of supplements, where a charge is applicable. Queries can be directed to [email protected] or [email protected]