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Research Publishing & Impact: Read and Publish Agreements

Transforming Scholarly Publishing

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

From January 2022, Otago-affiliated researchers will be able to take advantage of Read and Publish Agreements to publish Otago research and scholarly articles direct to Open Access with no transactional article processing charges, within over 4500 journals.

As part of these agreements, Otago pays for the subscription to access or read journal articles, while at the same time ensuring Otago researchers, academics and students can publish within selected journals as open access.

Agreements have been reached with the following publishers:

  • Brill
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Company of Biologists
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer Nature
  • Wiley

Please note that a number of these agreements are capped agreements, which permit a limited number of articles to be published per year.

Once the allowance is used, authors of additional articles may choose to publish as closed access or pay for an article processing charge for the article to be published open access.

Check this 2022 Otago list of titles which are included in these Read and Publish Agreements. 

Contact your Subject Librarian for more information about the Read and Publish Agreements.


1. University of Otago is an associate member of the CAUL (Council of Australian University Libraries) Procurement consortium. Pressure from academic library consortia, such as CAUL, for Open Access publishing has led to increasing experimentation by publishers, and new Open Access business models. These “transformative agreements” are designed to eventually re-purpose subscription expenditure to pay for APC fees associated with Open Access publishing. 

2. The Company of Biologists, Oxford, Springer Nature and Wiley agreements offer publishing entitlements in hybrid journals only. Hybrid journals contain some closed-access articles that Otago subscribers can read, and some OA articles. Publishing entitlements for the Brill and Cambridge agreements include hybrid and some Gold OA journals. In Gold OA journals all articles are published OA. Where fully OA journals are not included in these agreements, authors will likely still incur APCs.