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Research Publishing & Impact: Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press: Read and Publish Agreement

This agreement allows for read access to 366 Oxford University Press titles and allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access with no transactional article processing charges (APCs).

ALERT 18 Nov 2022: Oxford University Press titles in these 2022 Agreements are nearing their quota for articles eligible for the APC waiver.

Track Approval quotas here.

Oxford has reported on Jan-Aug 2022 publishing for Otago versus all Australian/NZ institutions:

Included titles

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 351 titles with no transactional APCs. This includes:

  • high impact titles such as the European Heart JournalFEMS Microbiology Reviews, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
  • titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical SocietyClinical Infectious Diseases and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, amongst many others.

View the full Otago list of titles. Includes annotations for excluded titles.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Case reports
  • Brief reports.

Authors may publish other types of articles as “closed access” or pay an article processing charge (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement.

Number of included articles

  • This agreement provides for an allowance of 1007 articles* by authors from institutions participating in the agreement to be published open access in 2022 with no transactional APCs. 
  • The allowance is a collective pool for all participating CAUL Member institutions.
  • Once the allowance is used, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022, may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.

* The number of included articles for 2022 is calculated at 77% of the total number of articles from Australian authors at participating institutions published in OUP titles in 2021.

Other charges

  • A small number of included journals have mandatory page charges that are not covered by the agreement.
  • Colour printing is optional and colour printing charges are not included under the terms of the agreement. Figures can appear in colour online and black-and-white in print at no charge. These charges only apply to journals with print issues.
  • When submitting articles for publication, please check individual journal home pages for up-to-date information on page and colour charges.

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' above may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. (Page and colour charges may still apply.)

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects open access and confirms the licence type (e.g. CC-BY).
  4. The APC is automatically waived for authors who have used an institutional email address belonging to one of the participating institutions.

A step-by-step guide for authors will be available soon.

Author identification

Corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.  

Corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

Management of the allowance of included articles

  • The allowance is allocated to the CAUL Consortium as a whole, not to individual institutions.
  • CAUL National Office will approve articles for publication under the agreement. Institutions will only need to intervene in instances where further information is needed to ascertain if the article and/or author is eligible. 
  • It is expected that the threshold of included articles will be reached later in 2022.
  • Once the threshold of included articles is reached, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022 may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.
  • The allowance applies to articles accepted in the subscription year and resets at the beginning of the next year. If the allowance is exceeded in 2022, open access publishing without transactional APCs will recommence in January 2023 under the Read & Publish agreement for 2023.
  • As the year progresses, information about when the threshold of included articles is expected to be reached will be posted to this guide. Content Coordinators will also be updated on a regular basis.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories. The embargo period varies by journal. View the publisher's web page Accepted manuscript embargo periods for more information.


  • OUP provides regular publishing reports with article level information.
  • Live reporting is available to CAUL via the account dashboard.