Read and Publish Agreements, also known as transformative agreements, combine the payment for reading content (subscriptions) with the payment for publishing Open Access content (the Article Processing Charge or APC).

When the Library has negotiated a Read and Publish Agreement with the publisher, University of Queensland (UQ) authors may be able to publish their research to Open Access under three UQ Library funded APC categories:

  • Uncapped APCs - Unlimited pre-paid Open Access publishing of research articles, in the included titles, for corresponding authors.
  • Capped APCs - There may be limits set on the number of research articles that UQ corresponding authors can publish Open Access.
  • Discount APCs - The publisher may offer a discount on APCs.

Check the following Read and Publish Agreement details for each of these publishers to learn more. Note:

  • The corresponding author must be from UQ.
  • To be recognised as eligible UQ authors when submitting to these publishers, use your UQ email address and The University of Queensland for the institution name. Learn more about adding the correct affiliation when publishing.
  • Your Open Access articles will be published under Creative Commons (CC) licences.

Agreements for submission - Jan 1 to Dec 31 2022