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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

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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

About Creative Commons

Cambridge University Press 

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

CSIRO Publishing

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit

Author retains copyright choice

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Oxford University Press

View Journal list

View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-ND

Portland Press

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit CC BY,  CC-BY-NC

The Royal Society

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit CC BY

Springer Nature

View Journal list

View Author Information

Capped

2022  Caps exceeded 

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Wiley

View Journal list

View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Please Contact Us for more information.

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.

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

About Creative Commons

Cambridge University Press 

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

CSIRO Publishing

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit

Author retains copyright choice

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Oxford University Press

View Journal list

View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-ND

Portland Press

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit CC BY,  CC-BY-NC

The Royal Society

View Journal list

View Author Information

No limit CC BY

Springer Nature

View Journal list

View Author Information

Capped

2022  Caps have been exceeded (see below)

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Wiley

View Journal list

View Author Information

Capped

Current Caps

CC BY,  CC BY-NC,  CC BY-NC-ND

Please Contact Us for more information.

News

 Update on Publisher Caps17 October 2022

  • Springer Nature The 2022 cap on this agreement is 3,373 articles. This cap has now been exceeded.

Once the cap is exceeded, it will not be possible to publish further JCU articles Open Access in Springer Nature journals without having to pay the Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Please be aware that you may receive a message from Springer Nature stating that you have to cover the costs for publishing Open Access yourself. In this case, you may wish to consider one of the following options to publish Open Access:

  • Pay the Article Processing Charges (APCs) yourself.
  • Publish your article in 2022 behind a paywall, and self-archive the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in the ResearchOnline@JCU repository to make it open access.
  • Submit your article to a Springer journal in early 2023 when you may be able to use the 2023 Open Access fee waivers depending on the result of the new negotiations with Springer Nature.
  • Withdraw and submit to another journal from another publisher covered by the JCU Read and Publish agreements.

  • Wiley The 2022 cap on this agreement is 6,388 articles. There has been a recent increase in approval numbers and if this continues, it is possible the cap will be exceeded before the end of 2022. In this case, we suggest you consider the same options as suggested above for Springer Nature. 
  • Oxford University Press. The 2022 cap on this agreement is 790 articles. It is predicted that the cap will be exceeded on 22 December.

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