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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

IOPP RAP Agreement

The 2023 - 2025 Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) RAP agreement enables ANU authors to publish accepted articles into selected Gold and Hybrid e-journals without any APCs.

Included titles

This agreement allows ANU authors to publish open access in 77 titles (21 of which are gold) with no transactional APCs. View the list of IOPP's eligible titles here.

Eligible articles

Article types

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

  • research articles
  • special issue articles
  • review articles
  • letters.

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 (2023-2025) 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 may be other transactional charges for authors, e.g. page charges.

Information for authors

Responsible corresponding authors above 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 will be published under a CC-BY licence.

Further information about the licences is available on the publisher’s website.

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 IOPP website - ensuring that you are listed as the corresponding author.
  2. Select the ANU as the institutional affiliation as part of the submission process, and use your ANU email address.
  3. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, sign a CC BY open access license.

For more information on the author workflow refer to this guide for authors on the IOPP website.

Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs by their ANU institutional affiliation and email address.

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