Publish & Read Agreements

Publish & Read agreements are designed to shift the costs libraries pay for subscription access towards open access publishing. This means fees which were traditionally paid to allow members of the University to read content, instead allow University authors to publish their research open access without needing to pay an individual article processing charge.   

The University Library has entered into Publish & Read agreements with the following publishers. Details of any further agreements will be added to this page when available.  

  • Microbiology Society

    The University Library has entered into a 2 year pilot (2020-2021) Publish & Read agreement with the Microbiology Society which publishes 6 journals.  

    The agreement allows University of Adelaide corresponding authors to publish their work open access under a Creative Commons Attribution licence in all 6 journals at no cost to them. There are no limits to the amount of publications covered by the agreement. The Society will confirm details with you about the agreement during the peer review process. To be eligible simply ensure that the University of Adelaide is listed as your institutional affiliation. 

    All of the Microbiology Society content, including the entire archive back to 1947, will also be available to members of the University for reading, text and data mining.  

  • Biochemical Society

    The University Library has entered into a 3 year pilot (2020-2022) Publish & Read agreement with the Biochemical Society which publishes 7 journals.

    The agreement allows University of Adelaide corresponding authors to publish their work open access under a Creative Commons Attribution licence in all 7 journals at no cost to them. There are no limits to the amount of publications covered by the agreement. The Society will confirm details with you about the agreement during the peer review process. To be eligible simply ensure that the University of Adelaide is listed as your institutional affiliation.

    All of the Biochemical Society content, including the entire archive back to 1906, will also be available to members of the University for reading, text and data mining.

  • Karger Journals

    The University Library has entered into a 1 year pilot (2021) Publish & Read agreement with Karger Publishers who publish over 100 journals in the field of health sciences.

    The agreement allows University of Adelaide corresponding authors to publish their work open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial licence in all Karger Journals at no cost to them. The agreement covers open access costs and any additional service fees, e.g. colour-in-print and page charges. The publisher will inform University of Adelaide corresponding authors of the availability of the agreement during the submission process. To be eligible, simply ensure that the University of Adelaide is listed as your institutional affiliation.

    All of the Karger Journal content, including the entire archive back to 1990, will also be available to members of the University for reading, text and data mining.  

  • Company of Biologists

    The University Library has entered into a Publish and Read agreement commencing 2021 with the Company of Biologists.

    The agreement allows University of Adelaide corresponding authors to publish their work open access under a Creative Commons Attribution license in the following 3 journals at no cost to them:

    • Development
    • Journal of Cell Science
    • Journal of Experimental Biology  

    The publisher will inform University of Adelaide corresponding authors of the availability of the agreement during the submission process. To be eligible simply ensure that the University of Adelaide is listed as your institutional affiliation.

    The agreement does not cover their pre-existing open access journals, Diseases Models & Mechanism and Biology Open. Authors will still be charged an individual article processing charge to publish in these journals.  

    All of the Company of Biologists content, including their archive dating back to 1853, will also be available to members of the University for reading.


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