The Library has signed up to several Read and Publish Agreements to support open access publishing. Also known as Transformative Agreements, these cover some open access publishing fees for RMIT authors.
The submitting author must be affiliated with RMIT University for the publication be eligible. This covers anyone with an RMIT email address, including Australia and Vietnam staff and students.
To make sure your manuscript is considered for an APC fee waiver or reduction:
The agreements run from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022. Most publishers offer an APC waiver or discount if the manuscript acceptance date falls within the agreement period, but specific details vary between publishers.
See the Library's Read and Publish webpage for an up-to-date list of publishers covered by Read and Publish agreements. We hope to add more agreements in the future.
Not all publications from each publisher will be covered by a Read and Publish Agreement. To find relevant journals use this list:
Note: the Library does not have agreements with all the publishers on this list. First check which publishers the Library has agreements with, then filter the list to see the journals available under the Library's agreements.
The Library Research Metrics guide includes resources for checking journal rankings.
Contact the Library Research Services team for assistance.
You can contact the Library Research Services team to make suggestions. Bear in mind that the agreements result from a negotiation between CAUL and the publishing companies. The Library will continue to contribute to the development of these agreements with CAUL.
The Read and Publish agreements repurpose existing journal subscription expenditure. Fully open access publishers do not charge subscription fees, and so CAUL cannot negotiate with them to repurpose existing expenditure.
Browse this guide to consider other options for making your research openly available.