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*Update on publishing caps for Springer and Wiley/Hindawi (updated 5 Sept 2023)

Springer and Wiley/Hindawi are two of the publishers where a cap or limit on the number of articles published under a Read & Publish Agreement applies. It is anticipated that the Springer cap will be reached by the end of October, and Wiley/Hindawi in mid-November. Please factor this into your publishing strategy to allow enough time for the article to go through the publication process.

If an article is accepted after the cap has been reached, the Article Processing Charge (APC) will need to be paid by the researcher(s), or published under a green open access model where available. The 'State of current caps' tab within the publisher lists below shows when the cap limit is expected to be exceeded. Contact Ask the Library if you have any questions.

Expanded Elsevier journal list

Following a review of the Read & Publish Agreement with Elsevier, eligibility has been expanded from the initial 235 titles to cover 1649 Elsevier hybrid journal titles, for articles accepted from 15 June 2023. The title lists below have been updated to include the newly eligible titles. If you have any questions about these changes please contact Ask the Library.

New Read & Publish Agreements in 2023

In addition to the existing Read & Publish agreements signed in 2022, new agreements effective from 1 January 2023 have been signed with Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, AIP Publishing, IOP Publishing, and IWA Publishing.

Please note that not all journal titles may be eligible under the SAGE and Taylor & Francis agreements, and that publishing caps may also apply. See the publishers listed below for links to the title lists.

List of journals by publisher with FoRs and journal quartiles

A Read & Publish agreement spreadsheet (access with UniSA login credentials) which lists journal titles by publisher, and includes Field of Research and quartile information from Journal Citation Reports (using the same information as in internal university reporting) is now available. Although this list will be updated regularly it should be used for preliminary reference only. As a second step you should then check the journal website to see the latest information prior to submitting the article. If you would like additional confirmation of a particular journal's eligibility or have any questions, please contact Ask the Library.

Publisher caps

Some Read & Publish agreements include a limit or 'cap' on the number of journal articles that can be published in a calendar year. This applies to articles published by AIP Publishing, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley and Hindawi.

Reports are available to show the current cap status. These can be found where applicable under the relevant publisher below, in the State of current caps tab.

The Library monitors the cap situation and provides regular updates via reports, newsletters and research committees.

Contact Ask the Library if you have any questions.


Author eligibility

To be eligible to publish under UniSA's Read & Publish agreements, there are 3 important details:

  • the corresponding author must be from University of South Australia (current staff, student or adjunct)
  • the corresponding author must submit using their UniSA email address, not Gmail or other personal email
  • University of South Australia should be listed as the first affiliation for the corresponding author.

Article types

Not all article types are eligible. For instance, original research and reviews are usually eligible, but editorials and letters may not be. Refer to the journal website or information within the publisher links below to check.

Other charges

Page and colour image, or exceeding page length charges may still apply, and need to be paid by the researcher. Check on the journal website for further information.

Publisher agreements at UniSA

AIP Publishing

Biochemical Society (Portland Press)


Cambridge University Press



IOP Publishing

IWA Publishing


MA Health Care

Oxford University Press


Springer Nature

Taylor and Francis

The Royal Society

Wiley and Hindawi

Explaining Read & Publish agreements

The Library is participating in several Read & Publish agreements with major publishers to support UniSA academics wishing to publish Open Access. 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 publishers offer Read & Publish agreements.
  • Not all journals from included publishers are eligible under these agreements.
  • Each agreement has 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.