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Open Access Toolkit: Read & Publish Agreements

Library-funded open access publishing for UWA authors - "Read and Publish" agreements

Read and Publish agreements are a form of transformative agreement and are a key strategy adopted by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) in moving Australian research towards open access. They bring the research community, academic libraries and scholarly publishers together to work towards an open access publishing model. 

Read and Publish agreements provide authors with the opportunity to publish open access immediately on acceptance, and free of any transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs). These agreements work by taking the library’s existing expenditure on journal subscriptions and repurposing it to cover both reading and publishing in that publisher’s journals.     

Under these agreements, authors can often choose which Creative Commons licence they wish to apply to their work. The UWA Research Integrity Policy recommends publishing OA under a CC BY licence. This least restrictive licence makes papers truly "open". For more information on Creative Commons licensing, see the Author rights tab of this guide.

UWA also has agreements and memberships with some publishers to reduce or remove the article processing charges for publishing open access.

The below table lists the Read and Publish agreements available to UWA authors in 2024.

Each agreement has different conditions; refer to the "Further details and information for authors" links for the specific details of each agreement. 

Upon submission of an article, UWA corresponding authors are recognised as eligible for the APC to be covered by the Read and Publish agreement by their institutional email address and by specifying their University of Western Australia affiliation. Ensure you always use your UWA email address (ending in "@uwa.edu.au", "@research.uwa.edu.au" or "@student.uwa.edu.au") when submitting your article.

Specifying your UWA affiliation is essential beyond Read and Publish agreement eligibility. The Research Integrity Policy requires authors at UWA acknowledge the papers they publish were undertaken at UWA, by naming “University of Western Australia” as their organisational affiliation in their “byline” on the paper.

2024 agreements

This table lists the Open Access publishing agreements available to UWA authors in 2024. 

A full list of all journals included in the CAUL Read & Publish Agreements is available, however, please note that UWA has not entered into all of the agreements on this list. Refer to the Publisher and Title lists below for the UWA-specific agreements.

 

Publisher Title list Conditions Additional information
AIP Publishing

Title list

  • Shared publishing allowance of 332 articles by authors from participating institutions. 
  • Eligible article types are research articles and review articles.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2023-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
American Psychological Association new, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles and brief reports.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)  - new, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list 
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are research article, short paper, review article, survey article, technical note, tutorial, interview, and note 
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2024-2026 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Biochemical Society (Portland Press) Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are research articles.
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license.
  • Articles with a 2023-2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Cambridge University Press Title list
  • Applies to 398 CUP journal titles, including open access journals.
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports.
  • Articles with a 2022-2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Cogitatio Press  Title list
  • All 4 Cogitatio Press journals are covered by this agreement: Media and Communication, Politics and Governance, Social Inclusion, and Urban Planning.
  • Go to the publisher's website, choose the relevant journal title and follow the submission instructions.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2023 - 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • Authors will be recognised as being eligible for open access publishing by their UWA email address and UWA institutional affiliation.
  • Information for authors
The Company of Biologists new, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are original research papers
  • Articles with a 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
CSIRO Title list
  • New titles commencing 1 January 2024: Brain Impairment and International Journal of Wildland Fire
  • Eligible article types are research articles
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Articles with a 2023-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Elsevier  Title list
  • Applies to 1,649 Elsevier journal titles 
  • Shared publishing allowance of 9,774 articles by authors from participating institutions. 
  • See the full list of eligible article types in the CAUL Guide.
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license.
  • Articles with a 2023-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • 15% discount on OA publishing in titles not included in agreement
  • A small number of journals (mostly in the Economics field) have submission charges that are not covered by this agreement.
  • Authors must use their institutional (UWA) email address when submitting an article to be eligible for OA publishing under this agreement.
  • Further details and information for authors
Institute of Physics (IoP)- new for UWA, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are research articles, special issue articles, review articles, and letters
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2024-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
International Water Association (IWA) Publishing - new, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • All types of articles may be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-SA license.
  • Articles with a 2023-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
John Benjamins - new, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY-NC licence.
  • Articles with a 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Karger Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY-NC licence.
  • Articles with a 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • All page charges and open access fees are covered by our agreement with Karger (so no additional costs to authors will be incurred to publish Open Access under this agreement).
  • Further details and information for authors
Microbiology Society Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • All types of articles may be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • Articles will be published under a CC-BY or CC-BY-SA license
  • Articles with a 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Oxford University Press Title list
  • Applies to over 350 OUP titles.
  • Shared publishing allowance of 997 articles by authors from participating institutions.  
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles, case reports, and brief reports.
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license.
  • Articles with a 2022-2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
The Royal Society Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • All types of articles may be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2023-2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
SAGE  Title list
  • Applies to 924 SAGE journal titles.
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • Eligible article types are original research paper, review paper, brief communication, short report and case report
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license.
  • Articles with a 2023-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • 20% discount for gold OA titles & titles not included in agreement
Springer Nature Title list
  • Applies to 1,976 titles from Springer Nature imprints including Springer, Palgrave, ADIS and Academic Journals on Nature.com. Nature titles are not included.
  • Shared publishing allowance of 3,509 articles by authors from participating institutions.    
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY and CC-BY-NC license.
  • Eligible article types are original papers, review papers, brief communication, and continuing education.
  • Articles with a 2022-2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Taylor & Francis Title list
  • Applies to 349 Taylor & Francis journal titles.
  • Shared publishing allowance of 3,850 articles by authors from participating institutions.
  • See the full list of eligible article types in the CAUL Guide.
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BYCC-BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-ND license.
  • Articles with a 2023-2025 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • 10% discount for hybrid titles excluded from agreement
The Geological Society (Lyell)  new, commencing 01/01/2024 Title list
  • No limits on number of articles published by an institution.
  • All types of articles may be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • Articles will be published under a CC BY licence.
  • Articles with a 2024 acceptance date are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
Wiley and Hindawi Title list
  • Applies to approximately 1,900 Wiley and Hindawi journal titles, including open access titles.
  • Shared publishing allowance of 6,900 articles by authors from participating institutions. 
  • Eligible article types are primary research and review articles, case studies, reviews, and short communications.
  • Articles may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BYCC-BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-ND license.
  • Articles with 2022 - 2024 acceptance dates are eligible to be published open access under the terms of this agreement.
  • 10% discount if article cap exceeded
  • Wiley require the responsible corresponding author to be a member of a participating institution in order to be eligible for OA publishing under this agreement. The responsible corresponding author must use their institutional (UWA) email address when submitting their article.
  • Each article may have more than one corresponding author, but only a single designated 'responsible corresponding author' who will be in charge of the administrative details for the article.
  • Further details and information for authors
  • Step by step guide for authors

Information above has been adapted from the University of South Australia (with permission) and the Council of Australian Universities (CAUL) Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL guide, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence. 

Article Processing Charge discounts

UWA also has agreements and memberships with some publishers to reduce or remove the article processing charges (APCs) for publishing open access. See the Publishing an article OA tab for more information. 

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