Publication fees

All articles published in the South African Medical Journal 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 a publication fee of   

R7 900 (VAT incl.) for research and In Practice articles. The publication fee is standard and does not vary based on length, colour, figures, or other elements.


The publication fee 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.