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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Portland Press Biochemical Society RAP Agreement

The 2023 Portland Press Biochemical Society RAP agreement enables ANU authors to publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

Included titles

Biochemical Society journals included in the Portland Read and Publish Agreement include:

  • Biochemical Journal
  • Bioscience Reports (fully OA)
  • Clinical Science
  • Neuronal Signaling (fully OA)
  • Biochemical Society Transactions
  • Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
  • Essays in Biochemistry

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. 

Author rights

  • Articles from authors at member institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license. These licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors.
  • Third-party content included in a publication, for example images or graphics, should be clearly labelled and are not affected by these requirements.
  • The Creative Commons CC0 license will be assigned to the data accompanying the open access article.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

Submit your article via the publisher's platform.

You will be recognised as being eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs when you select ANU as your institution in the submission system.


  • The agreement provides open access publishing in all seven journals listed under 'Included titles' by corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'participating institutions'.
  • There are no transactional APCs or other service charges for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions.
  • The Biochemical Society will notify eligible authors of the RAP agreement during the manuscript submission process.
  • The Biochemical Society will supply an un-embargoed PDF of the version of record for institutional repositories.

Further information

Further information on the agreement and the RAP process, including FAQs for authors, is available on the publisher's website.

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