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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL

AIP Publishing

Note: This is a new agreement commencing in January 2023.

AIP Publishing’s mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity by breaking barriers to open, equitable research communication and empowering researchers to accelerate global progress.  

AIP Publishing connects global researchers to a living legacy of published science, to peers and institutions and societies across the globe, and to services, tools, and platforms that expand the impact and reach of their work. With journals on photonics, materials science, plasmas, fluids, mathematical physics, and instrumentation, AIP Publishing supports physical science researchers in every discipline. 

The article cap in 2023 is 363 articles.

Read more about this agreement from AIP Publishing.

This page was last updated on 24 May 2023.

Participating institutions

  • Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • Australian National University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Massey University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New England
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Otago
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Waikato
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Wollongong
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Western Sydney University

Authors who do not see their institution listed above should contact library staff to enquire further.


Included titles

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 23, plus 4 optional, titles with no transactional APCs. This includes high-impact titles with Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and The Journal of Chemical Physics.

View the full title list.

Eligible articles

Article types

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

  • Research articles
  • Review articles

Please note: there are several additional types of articles listed during submission process. The CAUL Consortia Manager will accept only the two types noted above.

Authors who wish to make excluded article types openly available may choose to:

  • Publish “closed access” and deposit the Author’s Accepted Manuscript in their institutional repository.
  • Pay an APC (if applicable) to publish the article open access.
Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2023-2025) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

Number of included articles

There is a cap on the number of articles by eligible authors from participating institutions that can be published under the terms of this agreement. In 2023 the cap is 363 articles.

Other charges

There are no other transactional charges for authors.

Information for authors

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish research and review articles to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted by AIP Publishing and approved by the Consortium Manager, with no transactional APCs.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under CC-BY.

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

Create and log into your account on After logging in, follow the steps outlined in AIP Publishing’s Read & Publish Guide for Authors.

Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their institutional affiliation when selected from the picklist that is matched to the institutional Ringgold ID.

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.

Information for libraries

License information

The license is available for download from ConsortiaManager. Library staff should contact the designated Content Coordinator at their institution regarding any license enquiries.


The agreement provides unlimited access to all journals listed in the license under ‘Included titles’, including perpetual access for subscribed-to years.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories.
●    Author accepted manuscripts may be made available via institutional repositories after acceptance. 
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The publisher will supply CAUL Procurement Services with reports on publishing output with article-level information on a quarterly basis. CAUL will share publishing output data with participating institutions on a regular basis.