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MQ Current Publish & Read Agreements

MQ Library is participating in multiple Publish & Read agreements with major publishers to support researchers publishing with open access. These agreements have been made possible by MQ Library's membership with CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians). 

CAUTION! READ BEFORE SUBMITTING

Publish and Read Agreements can be of great benefit in making research more openly available, but can include a number of limitations and restrictions. Please note the warnings below and read the CAUL LibGuide for your publisher of choice before submitting an article.

Not all journals are included: 

  • Not all journals from the publishers are eligible under these agreements. Check title lists carefully

Affiliation = Eligibility:

  • You must be the corresponding author and use your MQ email address and affiliation

Some charges may still apply:

  • Some publishers may still invoice you for page charges or colour charges, even if the article publishing charge is waived as part of the agreement. Check the journal website carefully for information about additional costs to publish

Publisher Caps:

  • Some publishers have set a limit or "cap" on the number of articles that can be published to open access with no APCs. The caps apply to all participating universities in Australia as a group

Acceptance date must be within terms of agreement:

  • To be eligible, your article must have an acceptance date within the term of the agreement. However, please note that for some journals eligibility is based on submission date

Copyright:

  • Articles will be made available under a Creative Commons CC-BY License (or a variant thereof)
  • The Library recommends you publish articles under CC-BY license
  • Please note if you choose the CC-BY-NC-ND license, under the terms and conditions for some publishers, you are giving the publisher permission to assign the CC-BY-NC-ND license thus giving the Publisher exclusive right to commercial use of the article. Any future commercial use, even by the author, will require the permission of the Publisher.

What Are Publish & Read Agreements?

Publish and Read (PAR) Agreements, also known as Read and Publish Agreements or Transformative Agreements, are arrangements between scholarly publishers and their users (authors, readers and institutional libraries). They are designed to transform the business model of scholarly publishing by enabling publishers to transition from the traditional subscription-based pay-to-read model to an Open Access publishing model.

They accomplish this by bundling payment for publishing and reading into a single fee paid by the library or institution. By entering into these agreements libraries can divert funds from subscription-based read only agreements into open access publishing while institutional authors benefit by having the opportunity to publish Open Access without incurring Article Processing Charges (APC).

Transformative agreements normally allow authors to retain copyright of their articles under a Creative Commons license with CC-BY the most commonly applied license.

You don’t need to change your publishing practices. Submit where you would normally submit your research and you’ll be notified on acceptance if you are eligible to publish your article open access with no transactional APCs. For more information on strategic publishing please click here

MQ Current Publish & Read Agreements

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

CAUL AIP Publishing Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Biochemical Society / Portland Press Electronic Journals

CAUL Biochemical Society/Portland Press Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

Cambridge University Press

CAUL Cambridge University Press Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

Company of Biologists

CAUL Company of Biologists Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

CSIRO Publishing Journals

CAUL CSIRO Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

Elsevier ScienceDirect

CAUL Elsevier Read & Publish Agreement Libguide

Geological Society of London

CAUL The Geological Society Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

Institute of Physics (IOP)

CAUL IOP Publishing Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Karger Journals

CAUL Karger Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

Access to Enago Learn  an online training platform for academics wanting to publish per institution enabling access to unlimited users. Registration is required to access Enago Learn.

Microbiology Society

CAUL Microbiology Society Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

Royal Society (London)

CAUL The Royal Society Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Publisher's publish & read information

SAGE Journals

CAUL SAGE Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Springer Nature

CAUL Springer Nature Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

Wiley

CAUL Wiley Read & Publish Agreements Libguide

APC Discount Agreements

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Macquarie authors are entitled to a 15% discount on APC's for RSC hybrid journals only.

Subscribe to Open (S2O) Agreements

Annual Reviews

Macquarie authors are entitled to APC-free open access publishing in Annual Reviews titles.