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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL


De Gruyter



De Gruyter is one of the world’s largest Open Access publishers across the full spectrum of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. Since 2010, De Gruyter has published 2,000+ OA ebooks, 100+ OA ejournals, and hundreds of OA articles in 287 hybrid ejournals.

De Gruyter is committed to expanding access to first-class knowledge. In recent years, they have established a number of Institutional Open Access Agreements around the world to ensure that content from affiliated authors is accessible and affordable.

This read-and-publish agreement enables authors from participating institutions to publish accepted articles into eligible ejournals from the De Gruyter eJournal Package which their institution subscribes to, without any article processing charges (APCs).

More information can be found on De Gruyter's CAUL agreement page.

This page was last updated on 17 August 2023.

Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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 up to 287 titles with no transactional APCs, so long as the journals are included in a participating institution’s subscribed package for 2023. This includes:

  • high impact titles such as Biological Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, and Reviews in Chemical Engineering.

  • titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as Applied Linguistics Review, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Multilingua.

Please see the full list of titles included for Read and Publish in the De Gruyter agreement via CAUL.

Eligible articles

Article types

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

  • Research articles (original papers)
  • Review articles
  • Brief communications
  • Continuing education
  • Case reports.

Authors may publish excluded article types as “closed access” or pay an article processing charge (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Author's publishing in De Gruyter's fully open access journals are eligible for a 20% discount on article processing charges.

Acceptance date

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

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles by eligible authors from participating institutions that can be published under the terms of this agreement.

Other charges

There are no other transactional charges for authors.


Information for authors

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.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under a CC-BY 4.0 license.

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

  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process via each journal webpage on, in which instructions are set out under the ‘Submit’ tab. Submissions must be made using an institutional email address.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects open access and confirms the licence type (e.g. CC-BY).
  4. The APC is automatically waived for authors who have indicated they are affiliated with a participating institution.


View the publisher’s open access guide for authors.

Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their institutional affiliation.

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.


Under the agreement, participating institutions will receive:

  • perpetual access to all 2023 volumes of the ejournals in their subscribed package; and
  • temporary access to all backvolumes from 1995 to 2022 of the ejournals in their subscribed package during the 2023 calendar year.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories:

  • The final published version of an article (publisher PDF) may be deposited in an institutional repository or the author’s personal website after an embargo period of 12 months.


View the publisher’s self-archiving rights policy for further information.


The publisher will supply CAUL Procurement Services and participating institutions with reports on publishing output with article-level information twice per year.