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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

AIPP RAP Agreement

The 2023 - 2025 American Institute of Physics Press (AIPP) RAP agreement enables ANU authors to publish accepted articles into selected hybrid e-journals without any APCs.

Included titles

This agreement allows ANU authors to publish open access in 23 titles with no transactional APCs. View the list of AIPP's eligible titles here.

Eligible articles

Article types

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

  • peer reviewed articles
  • other peer-reviewed material.

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

  • This agreement provides for an allowance of articles* by authors to be published open access in 2023 with no transactional APCs. 
  • The allowance is a collective pool for all participating Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Member institutions.
  • Once the allowance is used, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2023, may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or pay an APC for the article to be published open access.
  • For each article published above the Article Cap, ANU authors will be charged a discounted APC rate of $2,800 (list price is $3,500).

*the number of included articles for 2023 is calculated at 194% (322 articles) of the 2020 hybrid output OA articles from authors at participating institutions. In 2023 the number will be 199% (332 articles and in 2024 206% (342 articles). This cap is not expected to be exceeded.

Other charges

There are no other transactional charges for authors.

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 or CC BY-NC 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 AIPP website - ensuring that you are listed as the corresponding author, both in the AIPP online submission system and in your manuscript.
  2. Select the ANU as the institutional affiliation as part of the submission process. As the ANU has an agreement in place, it will show that on the page and the article will be tagged to publish open access.
  3. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, choose and sign either a CC BY or CC BY-NC open access license.

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

Author identification

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

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