Browse Read and Publish agreements for pre-paid open access publishing and discounts on Article Processing Charges (APC). 

Read and Publish agreements progress the transition to open access publishing. UQ authors can publish their research in included open access titles without paying APCs. The Library funds open publishing via a combined access and publishing cost. 

More about Read and publish (transformative) agreements.

Read and publish agreements are available to UQ academics, sessional staff and students, adjuncts, UQ honorary, and academic title holders.

Find a journal with an agreement

Browse agreements on this page or use the Journal search (UQ login required) tool in UQ eSpace. Filter titles by Open Access:

  • published version for pre-paid or discounted APCs or Open Access with paid APCs 
  • accepted version for Open Access via UQ eSpace with an embargo period.

Check the Information for authors section for each publisher for guidance on how to publish your paper as open access. Refer to your specific journal to see if any conditions apply to the agreement.

Use your UQ affiliation when submitting

The corresponding author must be from UQ and have the correct affiliation when publishing. Use:

  • your UQ email address  
  • The University of Queensland as the institution's name.

Select CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) AgreementTransformative AgreementR&P Agreement, or similar in the publisher submission system.

Multiple affiliations

List UQ as your affiliation by using your UQ email address in the submission system to take advantage of pre-paid or discounted APCs. This includes when UQ may not be your primary affiliation or the only affiliation in the manuscript.

Select a Creative Commons licence

Your Open Access article will be published under a Creative Commons Licence. The licence specifies how the work can be reused. 

The publisher will specify the licences available to you in the Information for Authors section on the Publisher Agreement Information page or as part of the submission workflow.

See Choosing a licence to understand the licence features or use the interactive Licence Chooser tool.

These agreements enable UQ authors to publish papers in included journal titles without paying an APC (charges are pre-paid by the Library).

  1. Browse the publishers listed below and their agreement status.
  2. Check the included titles 
  3. Use the journal's information for authors to check if any conditions apply to your specific journal.
PublisherType of agreement
American Institute of Physics (AIP) PublishingCapped
American Psychological Association (New in 2024)Uncapped 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (XLSX, 19.2 KB)
(New in 2024)


Cambridge University PressUncapped
Company of BiologistsUncapped
CSIRO PublishingUncapped

De Gruyter:

Uncapped and discounted titles
ElsevierCapped and discounted titles
Future Science GroupUncapped
The Geological Society (GSL)Uncapped
Includes publishing in GSL Books.
Institute of Physics (IOP) PublishingUncapped
International Water Association (IWA) Publishing (XLSX, 12.1 KB)Uncapped
John Benjamins (New in 2024)Uncapped
Karger PublishersUncapped
Microbiology SocietyUncapped
Oxford University PressCapped
Portland PressUncapped
The Royal SocietyUncapped
Springer NatureCapped
Taylor & FrancisCapped
Wiley and HindawiCapped

Capped agreements limit the number of Open Access articles published in the agreement year on a first-come first-served basis.  All caps were reset on 1 January 2024.

Claims are automatically approved based on the corresponding author's UQ affiliation in the publisher's submission process or will be reviewed by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL).

Check the included titles and offers for the following publishers.

Publisher and titlesUQ offerOpen Access options
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory Press
See Cold Spring Harbour included titles (XLSX, 10.9 KB)
Pre-paid APCs for included titles.

Mathematical Sciences Publishers:

  • Geometry & Topology,
  • Algebraic & Geometric Topology,
  • Algebra & Number Theory,
  • Analysis & PDE, 
  • Pacific Journal of Mathematics.
Pre-paid APCs for included titles.

Subscribe to Open (S2O) model. 2024 content for select journals will be published open access with no publishing charges (APCs) if the subscription target is met.

Royal Society of Chemistry:

  • 15% discount
  • Some free titles


The Library does not fund APCs for journal titles that are not covered under the agreements listed. 

Publishing options include

Instead of paying an APC, consider:

  1. Selecting an alternative title with a Read and Publish agreement
  2. Open Access publishing in UQ eSpace with an embargo period (known as Green Open Access).

Use Journal Search (UQ login required) in UQ eSpace to find alternative titles or embargo pathways (under Sherpa Romeo open access and archiving policies).

You can also self-fund the APC cost (including using grant or other funds if permitted).