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Read & Publish Agreements


AUT's Read & Publish agreements:

  • Enable corresponding authors from AUT to publish open access on acceptance 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
  • Cover 16 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

Other charges: such as pages or colour charges, are not covered by these agreements and may remain payable by the corresponding author. Please check journal submission guidelines for details about extra changes. 

Journal lists

  • For details of our agreement with each publisher, such as included journals, see the publisher pages of this guide.
  • There is also the CAUL A-Z title listCheck the Publisher column when selecting journals from this list. 
    • AUT does not participate in all CAUL agreements.
    • Ensure the Publisher is one AUT has an agreement with (as per our guide)


Open Access journals

Read & Publish agreements cover journals that are either hybrid or fully open access. Check relevant publisher page on this guide.

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
  • Most require an APC payment to publish OA - this is waived under the R&P Agreement if it includes fully open journals.

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
  • There are further details About CC Licenses on the Creative Commons website.

creative commons license types