A Read and Publish Agreement is an alternative to the traditional subscription model. It helps both authors and libraries to increase the number of publications that area available as open access, as well as streamlining publishing processes for authors.
For publishers offering Read and Publish Agreements article processing charges (APCs) are covered by the subscription that the Library organises, so that reading and publishing are covered by a single agreement.
Not all publishers offer Read and Publish Agreements and some that do, for example Sage, have not released this model in the Australian market.
Every agreement is different. Some have caps on the number of articles that can be made openly accessible, some apply only to a selection of titles published by the publisher and some require particular processes when authors are submitting articles.
As of February 2022 ANU has agreements in place with Brill, Future Science, Microbiology Society, Portland Press Biochemical Society, Springer Nature, and Wiley.
We are working with other Australian universities to increase these agreements, via the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) as well as through direct negotiation with publishers. For more information on which publishers ANU has approached and any decisions made please visit the Other Publishers tab in the LibGuide.
You can choose to allow reuse of your article under a Creative Commons (CC) licence, whilst protecting your rights as the author. Further information on these licenses can be found on the Creative Commons website. Please note that different publishers offer different CC licences - this information can be found in the 'information for authors' section for each agreement under the navigation tabs of this guide.
A Gold Open Access journal contains articles which are free for everyone to read. A Hybrid journal contains a mixture of open access and subscription articles. Normally an individual Article Processing Charge (APC) is paid to a publisher to enable Open Access (whether Gold or Hybrid), however for Read and Publish agreements these payments are covered for eligible articles.
Please ensure you are submitting to a journal covered by one of the publisher agreements listed on the left, and are the corresponding author. Use your ANU email address, and mark that you are an author from the ANU.
Yes. Please ensure you are submitting to a journal covered by one of the publisher agreements listed on the left, and are the corresponding author. Submit with your ANU email address, and mark that you are from the ANU.
A creative commons licence allows you to choose how your work can be reused. Further information on these licenses can be found on the Creative Commons website. Please note that different publishers offer different CC licences - this information can be found in the 'information for authors' section for each agreement under the navigation tabs of this guide.
We will be running information sessions in March to allow you to ask more questions and hear about our work in this area.
Should you want information on a particular publisher’s agreement please contact Rebeccah Shumway.
If you would like to suggest any publishers that you think the Library should try to negotiate a Read and Publish Agreement with please contact Katie Ferguson. Please note that not all publishers offer this form of licence, but we will do our best to see whether an affordable deal can be found.
Note: publishers with whom we have Read and Publish Agreements have been communicating with authors about how they can use the agreements to make their papers available via OA more easily and affordably.