Read and publish agreements

Read and publish agreements allow publishing in open access journals without having to pay article processing charges

The Library is a party to the read and publish (R&P) agreements negotiated by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). A list of publishers included in the R&P agreements can be viewed on the Open Access library guide.

R&P agreements allow researchers to publish their research outputs in open access (OA) journals without having to pay an article processing charge (APC). In effect, our subscription to the journal has been updated to allow publishing in the journal in addition to access to the journal’s content.

There are no additional requirements for you to publish under an R&P agreement; if your article is approved for publication, you will be informed if there is an option to publish OA with no APC. Under an R&P agreement, you retain the copyright to your work and agree to make it available under a Creative Commons license, which allows for reuse and distribution. The agreement also allows the publisher to make the article available for those who do not have institutional access or a subscription. Publishing OA under an R&P agreement makes your research more widely available and accessible, and supports researchers in underprivileged communities.