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Open access: Read & Publish

Read & Publish Agreements

The Library is participating in several Read & Publish Agreements with major publishers to support UniSA academics wishing to publish Open Access. The Library has also independently entered into agreements with several other publishers. This page will continue to be updated as further information becomes available. Please contact Ask the Library if you have any questions.

These agreements allow researchers to publish direct to Open Access with no transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs), providing more equitable access and enhancing potential research impact.

Some key points to note:

  • Not all journals are eligible under these agreements. See details in the table below
  • Journal articles will be deemed eligible for corresponding authors, using their UniSA email address, and made available under a Creative Commons CC-BY Licence (or a variant thereof)
  • Each agreement may have different conditions. For example, some publishers will allow unlimited submissions, whereas other publishers may set a limit that will apply across all participating universities in Australia
  • Most agreements start in January 2022

Not all publishers offer Read and Publish Agreements. See the table below which summarises the agreements so far that the UniSA Library is participating in and provides links for further information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions. New questions and answers will be added regularly.

Negotiations with publishers regarding 2023 Agreements are underway.

CAUL has negotiated some exciting additions to the Read & Publish Agreement with Wiley. As of 1 January 2023, in addition to hybrid titles, the Wiley agreement will include all Wiley Gold titles and all Hindawi titles, free of any APC fees to authors. During the transition stage (Sept—Dec 2022) while some journals are ‘flipping’ to gold open access, please ensure you re-check the 2023 Journal Flips list on the Wiley website for the latest information, including important dates regarding conversion and production.

Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) has also released a list of journal changes for 2023.

Refer to the Read & Publish Agreements negotiated by CAUL Guide for further information, or contact Ask the Library.

Reports are now available to show how many journal articles have been approved for the year to date for those publishers where a cap applies (Oxford University Press, Springer Nature, and Wiley)

A combined list that will be filterable by university name is in development and should be released soon.
To be eligible you must be the corresponding author, author order is not a factor with these Agreements.
There are some small discounts available with some publishers for journals which are only published under the gold open access model. See the section on Article Processing Charges for more information.

Check the table below for the relevant publisher, list of journals and major conditions. Ask the Library can help if you’re still not sure.

Are colour image charges covered as part of the Agreement?

Colour charges, as with any other charges, are not part of the Agreements and any costs will need to be met by the authors. Check the individual journal page for further information.


Are other publishers being considered under a Read & Publish Agreement?

CAUL will continue to negotiate deals with other publishers. Some publishers may negotiate agreements directly with a library. UniSA Library will review each Agreement in the context of our existing subscriptions, and if an Agreement is signed this will be communicated across the University.


Can I suggest a journal be added to an agreement?

It is not possible to suggest a journal be added to an existing Read & Publish Agreement, these are determined by the publisher. Sometimes the publisher does not have the rights, for example, some Association or Society journals. The title lists will indicate whether a journal is included or not.


I'm a PhD student, am I eligible to apply?

PhD students are eligible to publish, providing they are the corresponding author, use their UniSA email address, and list University of South Australia as the first affiliation.


What sort of Creative Commons licence should I apply?

A CC-BY licence, or variant thereof, should be used when publishing under these Agreements. See the Know your rights table which outlines the various CC licences to inform your decision-making.

Publisher agreements that UniSA has signed as a participating institution

Publisher Title list Conditions Additional information
Brill Academic Publishers Title list
  • Applies to any ejournals from the Brill Online Journal Collection that UniSA subscribes to, for both hybrid and gold journals
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles, and brief communications
  • No limit on the number of articles by participating institutions
Cambridge University Press Logo Title list
  • Applies to over 380 CUP titles
  • 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
CSIRO Publishing logo Title list
  • All CSIRO titles plus 2 society journals included from 2022
Karger Publishers logo Title list
  • Applies to over 75 journal titles
Logo of MA Healthcare Title list
  • Applies to 17 journals, mainly in the nursing discipline
Oxford University Press logo Title list
  • Applies to over 350 OUP titles
  • Allowance of 790 articles by authors from participating institutions
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles, case reports, brief reports

Logo of Portland Press

Title list
  • Applies to all seven titles published by the Biochemical Society
Springer Nature logo Title list
  • Applies to 1976 titles, from Springer Nature imprints including Springer, Palgrave, ADIS and Academic Journals on Nature titles are not included
  • Allowance of 3373 articles by authors from participating institutions
  • Eligible article types are original papers, review papers, brief communication, continuing education
The Royal Society logo Title list
  • Applies to all 10 journals published by The Royal Society
  • No limit on the number of articles published
Wiley logo Title list
  • Applies to approximately 1400 titles
  • Allowance of 6388 articles by authors from participating institutions
  • Eligible article types are primary research and review articles, case studies, reviews, and short communications