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What are Read & Publish Agreements?

Read & Publish agreements are a form of transformative agreement with a publisher that takes the library's existing expenditure on subscriptions and repurposes it to cover both reading and publishing in that publisher's journal.  

If you publish in a journal that is included in one of the CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) Read & Publish agreements, you will be able to publish direct to open access with no transactional article processing charges (APC).

UniSC agreements

UniSC currently has Read and Publish agreements with the publishers listed for 2023. 

Click on each publisher to read the list of included titles and specific agreements.  

Further information

Detailed information including eligible article types, acceptance figures for publishers and submission process please visit CAUL's Read & Publish Agreements webpage

How to submit your article

Another benefit of the Read & Publish agreements, no changes are required for your submission practices.  

  1. Submit your article to your journal of choice as usual
  2. Article progresses through the usual publication process including peer review
  3. You are notified that your article has been accepted
  4. You choose to publish OA with no transactional APCs
  5. Your article is published direct to open access under a CC-BY licence

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