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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Brill RAP Agreement

The 2023 Brill RAP agreement enables ANU authors to publish accepted articles into any ejournals from the Brill Online Journal Collection without any APCs.

Included titles

This agreement allows ANU authors to publish open access in 331 titles with no transactional APCs. View the full list of Brill’s titles.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this RAP agreement includes the following article types:

  • research articles
  • review articles
  • brief communications
  • corrections
  • additions.

Authors may publish excluded article types as “closed access” or pay an APC (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Acceptance date

Articles must have an acceptance date within the duration of this agreement (2023) to be eligible to be published open access with no transactional APCs.

Number of included articles

There is no limit to the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.

Other charges

There are no other transactional charges for authors.

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 participating institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC
  • CC-BY-NC-ND.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process via the journal home page on, in which articles are submitted via editorial manager. The author should opt for open access and indicate that they are affiliated with a participating institution.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects open access and confirms the licence type (e.g. CC-BY).
  4. The APC is automatically waived for authors who have indicated they are affiliated with a participating institution.

View Brill's step-by-step guide for authors.

Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their institutional affiliation.

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.

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