Read & Publish

What are Read & Publish agreements?

These provide University of Adelaide students and staff with the opportunity to publish open access (OA) without paying article processing charges. Full title lists of journals covered by Read & Publish agreements can be found on the CAUL Read & Publish website

If there is a Read & Publish agreement that we don't have and that you would like to be considered in future negotiations, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Frequently asked questions

 

Key eligibility requirements

To be eligible to publish as part of these agreements, you must: 

  • be the corresponding author
  • be affiliated with the University of Adelaide, and 
  • use your University email address.

Check the publisher information for any other specific requirements.

 

Our Read & Publish agreements

The Library has agreements with the following publishers.

  • Biochemical Society (Portland Press)

    The Biochemical Society (Portland Press) enables corresponding authors to publish their work open access under a Creative Commons attribution license in 7 journals. This agreement provides access to all content, including the entire archive back to 1906, and can also be used for text and data mining.

    Information for authors: The Biochemical Society will confirm details with you about the agreement during your peer review process.

  • Company of Biologists

    The Company of Biologists enables corresponding authors to publish their work open access under a Creative Commons Attribution license in 5 journals. This agreement also provides access to all content, including the entire archive back to 1853.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Future Science Group

    The Future Science Group publish 19 journals across the Future Medicine and Future Science websites. Coverage includes clinical and translational medicine, bioscience, applied science and intellectual property issues in research and development. This agreement excludes drug evaluation articles and content or research that is sponsored or funded by pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies. This agreement provides access to back issues of these journals back to 2018.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Karger Publishers

    The Karger Publishers publish over 100 journals in the field of medical science. Corresponding authors can publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted. This agreement also provides access to all back issues of these journals back to 1990, and can also be used for text and data mining.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Microbiology Society

    The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and practical uses, and they publish 6 journals. This agreement also provides access to back issues of these journals back to 1947, and can also be used for text and data mining.

    Information for authors: The Microbiology Society will confirm details with the author during the manuscript submission process. You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Oxford University Press

    Oxford University Press publish over 350 journals across a wide range of disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, law, science, and medicine. This agreement also provides read access to 365 titles.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Royal Society

    The Royal Society publish 10 journals across the biological, physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. This agreement also provides access to back issues of these journals back to 1665.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Springer

    The Springer agreement enables authors to publish in approximately 2000 journals across disciplines.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.

  • Wiley

    The Wiley agreement includes over 1400 journals across disciplines including high impact journals available for auhors to publish their work open access.

    Information for authors: You can find publisher-specific information including author rights and details about how to submit your article for open access publishing on the CAUL website.


Discounted Publisher agreements

Some publishers don’t have Read & Publish agreements available but do provide a discount on the article processing charge (APC). The discount is automatically applied to the APCs upon acceptance of an article where the corresponding author uses their University of Adelaide email address.

The Library has agreements with the following publishers.

  • Elsevier

    • 12.5% discount applied on the current article processing charge for over 1800 hybrid journals
    • For the full title list, see the CAUL webpage
    • Available to corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Adelaide
    • On validation from CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) that the article is eligible for discount, Elsevier will send an invoice of the discounted APC value to the address provided by the corresponding author.

    Information for authors: Authors must submit their articles to the relevant journal via the Elsevier journal workflow. The corresponding author is responsible for the payment of the discounted APC. Articles are automatically published under a CC BY or CC BY NC ND license as determined by the corresponding author.

  • Institution of Civil Engineers

    • 15% discount off the article processing charge
    • The discount is automatically applied to the APC upon acceptance of an article
    • You must use your University of Adelaide email address
    • All journals included
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

    • 15% discount off the article processing charge
    • The discount is automatically applied to the APC upon acceptance of an article
    • You must use your University of Adelaide email address
    • All journals included

 

Frequently asked questions

Eligibility

  • Who can publish via the Read & Publish agreements?

    The agreements cover all University of Adelaide corresponding authors, both staff and students. To be eligible you must ensure that the University of Adelaide is your first affiliation and that you use your University email address.

  • I’m not the corresponding author. Can my article still be published open access for free?

    To be covered by the University of Adelaide’s Read & Publish agreements you must be the corresponding author. If the corresponding author is from another institution, it is worth checking if their institution has signed up to a Read & Publish agreement.

    If no agreement exists then you can still make your work open access for free via our institutional repository, Adelaide Research and Scholarship. Simply deposit your Author Accepted Manuscript in Aurora.

  • Is there a limit on the number of articles that can be published open access under the agreements?

    Most of the Read & Publish agreements provide access to authors for unlimited publishing. The exceptions are Oxford University Press, Springer and Wiley. These publishers have capped limits that are shared across all participating institutions within the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) consortium. The limits reset at the beginning of the calendar year. Reports are now available on the capped agreements, providing up-to-date statistics. For further information on the number of articles covered by these agreements, see the Number of included articles section in the CAUL publisher pages for Oxford University Press, Springer and Wiley.

 

Article processing charges

 

Open access (OA)

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