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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

John Benjamins RAP

John Benjamins Publishing Company is an independent academic publisher in linguistics and the language sciences, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The 2023 Read and Publish Open Access Agreement allows corresponding authors from ANU to publish open access in any JB journal without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC).

Eligible Articles

Article Types

  • Research articles
  • Reviews
  • Introductory Articles

Acceptance Date

To be eligible for publication under this agreement the article must be submitted and approved during the year covered by the agreement (2023).

Number of Included Articles

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

Author Identification

Eligibility for Open Access publication will be checked against the following criteria:

  • Name and email address of the corresponding author, who must be affiliated with the Australian National University and using their university email address (
  • Full name of the corresponding author’s affiliation (e.g. institute, department)
  • Submission Date
  • Journal Title
  • Manuscript ID (if applicable)
  • Article type

All submitted and accepted articles of corresponding authors will be checked for eligibility prior to the article publication.

Eligibility for Open Access before these articles are published. The Publisher takes two following actions:

1. To publish these articles eligible for Open Access as Open Access.

2. To send a notification to the Institution to inform them of the eligibility of the article for Open Access.

JB will publish any article eligible for Open Access as Open Access. If authors find that their article was not published Open Access but they feel it should have been eligible, they can contact their editor in the first instance.

Information for authors

Author Rights

Authors of Australian National University publishing Open Access in journals of JB retain their copyright. JB licenses these articles by default under the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY.

If authors prefer they can inform the publisher that their article is to be published under another license such as

Further information

Information on the publishers Open Access Policy and guidelines on journal submissions, are available on the JB website.

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