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Open Access Publishing: Read and Publish Agreements 2022

Read and Publish Agreements: Key Information for Researchers

WHAT

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 journals. If you publish in a journal that’s included in one of the Read & Publish agreements, you may be able to publish direct to open access with no transactional article processing charges.

WHY

Open access publishing makes your research outputs available globally via the publisher’s platform. This makes your findings accessible to a wider audience, including the public, industry, practitioners, government and researchers in developing countries. Open access publishing supports translation of research into practice and allows other researchers to build on your work. Your research is more visible, potentially leading to higher citation rates and more impact.

HOW

Author publishing workflow. You don’t need to change your publishing practices. Submit where you would normally submit your research and you’ll be notified on acceptance if you are eligible to publish your article open access with no transactional APCs (Article Processing Charges).

1. Submit your article to your journal of choice as usual; 2. Article progresses through the usual publication process including peer review; 3. You’re notified that your article has been accepted and...; 4. you’re given the the option to select OA publishing with no transactional APCs; 5. Your article is published direct to open access under a CC-BY licence

From CAUL guide (click here to read PDF version)

FAQs

 

Read and Publish Agreements at JCU

For 2022, JCU has signed seven Read and Publish (R&P) Agreements all of which are effective from January 2022.

Follow the publisher link to view the full details of the agreement. For more information about the Number of article limits and OA licences, see Author Information for the relevant publisher.

Publisher Number of article limits

OA Licence

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Cambridge University Press 

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No limit

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

CSIRO Publishing

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View Author Information

No limit

Author retains copyright choice

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Oxford University Press

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View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-ND

Portland Press

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No limit CC BY,  CC-BY-NC

The Royal Society

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View Author Information

No limit CC BY

Springer Nature

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View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

 

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Wiley

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View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

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2022 Discounts available

In addition to the official Read and Publish Agreements as above, some publishers that haven't as yet formalised their Agreements, are offering a discounted APC (Article Processing Charge) for 2022.

Publisher Discount rate
Elsevier 12.5% discount on APC for selected ScienceDirect journals
Royal Society of Chemistry 15% discount on APC for all journals

Further Readings

Further readings:
Hinchcliffe, L. (2019, April 23). Transformative agreements: a primerThe Scholarly Kitchen.

Chugh, R. ( 2021, July 7). Transformative journals: changing the scholarly publishing landscape – opinionCampus Review.

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