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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

CSIRO RAP Agreement

CSIRO Publishing is Australia's leading science publisher of books, journals, and magazines. CSIRO publications demonstrate the value of science and capture and share knowledge for future generations.

The 2024- 2025 agreement with CSIRO provides unlimited publishing in the 22 journals listed below.

Further information is available from CSIRO Publishing.

Included titles

15 CSIRO owned journals are included for publishing plus four society journals:

  • Animal Production Science 
  • Australian Journal of Botany 
  • Australian Journal of Chemistry
  • Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Australian Journal of Zoology 
  • Australian Systematic Botany 
  • Crop & Pasture Science
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Functional Plant Biology 
  • Historical Records of Australian Science
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Marine & Freshwater Research
  • Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Rangeland Journal 
  • Reproduction Fertility & Development
  • Sexual Health
  • Soil Research
  • Wildlife Research 

Information for authors

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. This includes all page charges except colour pages or reprints.

Author rights

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

 These 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). 
  4. The APC is automatically waived for authors who have used an institutional email address belonging to one of the participating institutions and indicated they are affiliated with a participating institution. 

View the publisher’s step-by-step guide for authors. 

Author identification

You will be recognised as being eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs via your institutional email address and your institution's Ringgold ID.

Responsible 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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