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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Oxford University Press RAP Agreement

This agreement allows for read access to 376 Oxford University Press (OUP) titles and allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 361 titles with no transactional article processing charges (APCs).

The article cap in 2023 is 932 articles.

Read more about this agreement from OUP.

Included titles

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 361 titles with no transactional APCs. This includes:

  • High impact titles such as the Journal of Travel Medicine, European Heart Journal, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
  • Titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Clinical Infectious Diseases and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, amongst many others.

View the full list of OUP titles. Includes annotations for excluded titles.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • research articles
  • review articles
  • case reports
  • brief reports

Authors may publish other types of articles as “closed access” or pay an article processing charge (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022-2024) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement.

Number of included articles

For 2023 this agreement provides for an allowance of 932 articles* by authors from institutions participating in the agreement to be published open access in 2023 with no transactional APCs.

The allowance is a collective pool for all participating 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 to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.

*The number of included articles for 2023 is calculated at 92% of the total number of articles from Australian authors at participating institutions published in OUP titles in 2020.

Other charges

  • A small number of included journals have mandatory page charges that are not covered by the agreement.
  • Colour printing is optional and colour printing charges are not included under the terms of the agreement. Figures can appear in colour online and black-and-white in print at no charge. These charges only apply to journals with print issues.
  • When submitting articles for publication, please check individual journal home pages for up-to-date information on page and colour charges.
  • The vast majority of OUP journals (and all of OUP-owned journals) either do not charge page charges, or waive those charges for Open Access publishing.  However, a small number of Society-owned journals still choose to keep page charges in place even for OA publishing.  OUP continues to work with its societies to move them away from this practice (and have been steadily reducing the number that do so over the last few years) but ultimately it is a society decision.

Journals which have mandatory page charges

  • American Entomologist
  • Annals of the Entomological Society of America
  • American Journal Of Epidemiology
  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
  • BioScience
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental Entomology
  • Genetics
  • Glycobiology
  • The Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Insect Systematics and Diversity
  • Journal of Animal Science
  • Journal of Crustacean Biology
  • The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Journal of Mammalogy
  • Journal of Medical Entomology
  • Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
  • Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
  • Systematic Biology

Information for authors

Please note for articles to be published open access under the terms of this agreement, corresponding authors must:

  • Be publishing a research article, review article, brief report or case report, which is received into OUP production on or after 1 January 2023
  • Indicate a participating institution as their primary affiliation when submitting the article
  • Use an institutional email address for a participating institution when submitting their article. Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' above may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs (page and colour charges may still apply). 

For more details visit OUP Read and Publish agreements – participating journals and institutions

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC

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’s homepage.
  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). Please note, you will be asked to confirm that you will pay the open access charge, however, the charge will be automatically waived if your article is assessed as eligible for publishing under the agreement with no APCs.
  4. Proceed to payment and select Australia and New Zealand Institutions (CAUL affiliated) from the dropdown list of institutions beneath ‘Open Access Prepayment Account’ on the Article Charges page.
  5. Check the Refer Charge box next to the Open Access charge, and then click Refer Charges at the bottom of the page.

Further assistance

For more information on the referral process, read the step-by-step guide. Please direct any queries regarding use of the funds in the Open Access Account to or consult your librarian.

Author identification

Corresponding authors must indicate a participating institution as their primary affiliation in order to be eligible.

Corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.

Corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

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