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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL

CSIRO Publishing

CSIRO Publishing

CSIRO provides unlimited publishing in all journals listed under 'Included titles'. In addition, each participating member will receive read access (no Post Termination Rights included) to any of the 22 CSIRO journal titles not already subscribed to.

Read more about this agreement from CSIRO Publishing.

This page was last updated on 3 May 2023.

Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • AgResearch Ltd
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • CQUniversity
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Department of Agriculture & Fisheries QLD
  • Department of Planning & Environment NSW
  • Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development WA
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Landcare Research
  • Lincoln University
  • Macquarie University
  • Massey University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
  • Plant & Food Research
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Southern Cross University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New England
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Notre Dame Australia
  • University of Otago
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 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.

CAUL is aware that the CSIRO and University of New South Wales have direct agreements with CSIRO Publishing. Authors at these institutions should consult locally to determine their eligibility to publish open access.

Included titles

All 15 CSIRO owned journals are included for publishing plus four society journals:

  • Animal Production Science 
  • Australian Journal of Botany 
  • Australian Journal of Chemistry
  • Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Australian Journal of Zoology 
  • Australian Systematic Botany 
  • Crop & Pasture Science
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Functional Plant Biology 
  • Historical Records of Australian Science
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Marine & Freshwater Research
  • Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Rangeland Journal 
  • Reproduction Fertility & Development
  • Sexual Health
  • Soil Research
  • Wildlife Research 

Information for authors

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. This includes all page charges except colour pages or reprints.

Author rights

Articles from authors at member institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC license. These 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

Submit your article via the publisher's submission system.

You will be recognised as being eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs via your institutional email address and your institution's Ringgold ID.

Information for libraries

Licensing information

  • This agreement includes read access for any non-subscribed titles. There are no post-termination rights for these titles in this offer.
  • Pricing of the additional titles takes into account the existing subscription spend.

  • The agreement provides open access publishing in all journals listed under 'Included titles' (selected by the institution), for corresponding authors of institutions listed under 'Participating institutions'. 
  • There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published under the agreement.
  • There are no transactional APCs for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions. This includes all page charges except colour pages or reprints.

Library workflow information

Library staff will need to complete a set-up requirement form for the RightsLink Agreement Manager Module.

Publishing alerts

Confirmation is sent to the library via the designated contact email address once a submission is accepted. Library staff may also log into RightsLink to see all transactions. Regular reporting is provided for each institution for both papers published and in the pipeline.

Sharing via repositories

Green open access
  • Green open access is allowed with no embargo. 
  • Automated deposit to institutional repositories: Published papers are sent to the institutional repository once published online for early access.
Other repositories

Papers published in the following journals are deposited directly to PubMed:

  • Reproduction, Fertility and Development
  • Sexual Health
  • Functional Plant Biology
  • Australian Health Review
  • Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal of Primary Healthcare

Article metadata is also sent to a number of other repositories. For details, view the 'about the journal' pages on the publisher's website.