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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Future Science RAP Agreement

The 2023 - 2024 Future Science RAP agreement enables ANU authors to publish open access immediately on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

The eligible journals are housed on two websites:

  • Future Medicine - journals that cover clinical and translational medicine and the biosciences.
  • Future Science - journals that focus on applied science and intellectual property issues in research and development. 

Please note: this agreement does not include Future Science Group Gold OA journals.

Information for authors

ANU corresponding authors may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. This excludes articles submitted to Drug Evaluation, and content or research that is sponsored or funded by pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.

Authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs.

Author rights

Your articles will be published under a CC-BY license, which allows maximum reuse while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

Submit your article via the following links to the publisher's submission system:

Please note: This agreement does not include Future Science Group OA journals.

Information on publishing in these titles is available at the following links:


  • The agreement provides open access publishing in the journals listed under 'included titles' by corresponding authors of institutions listed under 'participating institutions'. 
  • There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published under the agreement.
  • There are no transactional APCs for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions.

Please contact us if you wish to know more about this agreement.

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