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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL


Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.

The Brill-CAUL R&P agreement enables authors from participating institutions in Australia and New Zealand to publish an uncapped number of accepted research and review articles in Open Access in any journals from the Brill Online Journal Collection that their institution subscribes to, without any article processing charges (APCs). 

To participate in this agreement, institutions must opt into the  Read & Publish Agreement.

Further information on this agreement is available from Brill.

Key facts

This page was last updated on 12 February 2024.

Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • Australian Catholic University* (see note below)
  • Australian National University
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation* (see note below)
  • Flinders University* (see note below)
  • Griffith University* (see note below)
  • James Cook University* (see note below)
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Melbourne* (see note below)
  • University of New South Wales* (see note below)
  • University of Notre Dame Australia* (see note below)
  • University of Otago* (see note below)
  • University of Queensland* (see note below)
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Western Sydney University

* These institutions have access to only selected titles. Please refer to the title list for further details.

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

Agreement details

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish in all of Brill's hybrid and gold journals without the need for any transactional open access article processing charge (APC).

This is an uncapped agreement. There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published OA under this agreement.

Article eligibility

Articles published from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

  • research article
  • review article
  • case report
  • brief report
  • rapid communication

Article types excluded from this agreement include, but are not limited to:

  • book review
  • editorial/introduction
  • interview
  • obituary

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

Corresponding author

Responsible corresponding authors must include a participating institution as one of their affiliations to benefit from this agreement. 

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their:

  • institutional affiliation
  • email address

Responsible corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication

Responsible corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement. 

Discount schemes

No other APC discounts are offered under this agreement.

Title list

The agreement allows for publishing in all journals. The complete title list is available online. If you wish to publish open access, please check to ensure that your desired journal is included.

Hybrid journals that 'flip' to OA during the course of this agreement will remain available for OA publishing for the duration of the agreement.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

Further information about licenses is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. 

Article approvals

Article approvals are managed by the publisher via OA Switchboard.

Other charges

Brill does not charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Open access workflow

How to submit your article for open access publishing

The following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher.

Regular submission and peer review processes apply.

1. Select the Brill journal of your choice here:

2. Submit your article via Editorial Manager. During the submission process, select YES under "Open Access".

3. You will be referred to Brill's Open Access payment environment. Please provide your affiliation to claim 100% discount to the Open Access publication charge.

4. Your article will be peer reviewed. 

5. Upon acceptance of your article, it is flagged for Open Access publishing. You will receive the Open Access license for review.

6. Your article is published in Open Access with a CC-BY license.  

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Contact details


Please email for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.


Please email for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.