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Read & Publish Agreements


AUT's Read & Publish agreements:

  • Enable corresponding authors from AUT to publish open access immediately on acceptance, and free of any Article Processing Charges (APCs)
  • Are negotiated by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), representing 39 Australian and all NZ university libraries
  • Are sometimes referred to as 'transformative agreements'
  • Cover 12 publishers and thousands of journals
  • Cover hybrid and some fully open access ('gold') journals
  • You must be the corresponding author!
  • You must be able to use your AUT email during the whole publishing process

Note: Other charges, such as pages or colour charges, are not covered by these agreements and may remain payable by Corresponding Authors. Please check individual journal submission guidelines for more information about extra changes. 

For details of our agreement with each publisher see the relevant page of this guide.


Open Access journals

Read & Publish agreements cover journals that are either hybrid or fully open access. 

Hybrid journals

  • Sometimes described as ‘Authors choice’
  • Some articles require a subscription to read 
  • Some articles are open access
  • Require APC payment to publish OA - this is waived under the R&P Agreement

Fully open access journals

  • Sometimes described as 'Gold OA'
  • All articles are open access
  • Business models vary, most require APC payment to publish OA - this is waived under the R&P Agreement

Creative Commons licenses

Open access articles require an open license.

  • For R&P Agreements, Creative Commons (CC) license options are provided to authors.
  • Creative Commons (CC) licenses allow re-use (with some conditions) while protecting author's rights. Authors retain copyright.
  • Select your preferred CC license when completing the publisher agreement
  • All publishers offer CC-BY, which is the most open license, and which we recommend
  • Other CC license options available to authors vary by publisher

creative commons license types