UCT Libraries are advocates for open access publishing, providing resources for researchers to make their work freely accessible in various ways. The University’s open book and journal publications are brought to you by Scholarly Communication's UCT Libraries publishing service.

What is Open Access?

Open access is the immediate, online, free availability of research outputs without the restrictions posed by publishers to keep research hidden behind subscription journals and databases.

Open Educational Resources

Access to open educational resources (OERs), including access to open textbooks, is critical to supporting students and lecturers during remote online learning.