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Open Access and scholarly publishing

Find out about author rights, funder policies and the role of repositories in open access scholarly communication and publishing.

Read and Publish Agreements

Read & Publish Agreements

Open Access (OA) publishing is now supported by new ‘Read and Publish” agreements negotiated by CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) on behalf of Australian and New Zealand university libraries.

These agreements between CAUL and four major publishers enable authors to publish their papers as open access in selected journals without paying separate Article Processing Charges (APCs) as the payment of the APCs is covered by the Library’s online subscription to the journals packages.

The journals covered by Oxford, Springer and Wiley agreements are hybrid journals as they are part of a subscription package.  Cambridge University covers both Gold and Hybrid journals included in the subscription package.

To read further information on Gold and Hybrid OA publishing models see the Publishing page of this guide.

What this means for researchers

Instead of paying article processing fees through a separate University fund, the Library will fund open access publication through its collection subscription fees budget.

If you have an article accepted for publication in a listed journal you may be eligible to publish your article open access at no additional cost.

There is no need to change your publishing practices.  Publish where you would normally publish and you'll be alerted of the option to publish open access on acceptance by the publisher if your article is eligible.

How to benefit from the Agreements

  • You need to be the corresponding author with current affiliation with Bond University to take advantage of these agreements. 
  • Use your Bond University email address when submitting the paper to participating publishers.
  • Make sure that you state Bond University as your primary institutional affiliation.
    • If you are a co-author you may want to ensure the corresponding author is from a university that also has Read and Publish (R&P) Agreements in place.
  • After the peer review process and on acceptance of the paper, the publisher will confirm details of the R&P Agreement.

Where can you publish?

The Library is participating in negotiations with a number of publishers and currently, in 2022, agreements are in place with:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer Nature, and
  • Wiley.

CAUL has provided the list of journal titles that are included in the R&P Agreement.  

Directions:  In the Publisher column select 'Filter by this field' and select any of the above-named publishers.

Example: Oxford University Press (OUP) has been selected from the Publisher list. 

Add condition: From the drop-down list select 'Included in R&P Agreement'.


Publisher information about R&P Agreements

Each publisher has its own particular R&P agreement process that authors will have to navigate their way through.

The following pages may assist in understanding the agreement process of the respective publishers:

Cambridge University Press

Your institution has an Open Access publishing agreement with Cambridge.

Oxford University Press

Use of Open Access funds from the CAUL Read and Publish Agreement.

Springer Nature

Affiliated authors can publish open access articles with fees covered by their institution. 


Open access agreement for authors at eligible Australian and New Zealand institutions.

Key information for Researchers


The above information has been provided by CAUL and Monash University.