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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL


IOP Publishing

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

IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community.

We work closely with researchers, librarians and partners worldwide to produce academic journals, books and conference series. Our aim is to cover the latest and best research in the physical sciences and beyond.

Read more about this agreement from IOP Publishing.

This page was last updated on 3 May 2023.

Participating institutions

Participating institutions


  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Australian National University
  • Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch 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 South Wales
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Otago
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Waikato
  • 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 76 titles with no transactional APCs. This includes:

  • high impact titles such as  Biofabrication, Journal of Physics-Energy and 2D Materials.
  • titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as  Environmental Research Letters, Physics in Medicine & Biology and Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.

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
  • Special Issue articles
  • Review articles
  • Letters

The agreement is intended to cover all original research and review type content.

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 – view IOP Publishing’s green open access policy for information on embargoes.
  • 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 R&P agreement.

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.

Other charges

Where any charges are payable for publication of the Eligible Article in addition to the APC, including, but not limited to, page charges, these remain payable by the Corresponding Author.

Information for authors

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.

The corresponding author is the author that submits the manuscript and is responsible for communicating with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the author's choice of the following licences:

  • CC-BY

Further information about the licences 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. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process.
  2. Either during the peer review process or 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 step-by-step guide for authors.


Author identification

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

Information for libraries

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 under ‘Included titles’ in the same IOP subscription package members had access to in 2022, including continued access for subscribed to years.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories.

  • Preprints may be deposited anywhere at any time. The only restrictions are that authors must not transfer or assign copyright when sharing the Preprint, or make the Preprint available under any exclusive licence. 
  • Any Eligible Article published under a Creative Commons CC BY licence can be posted to institutional and subject repositories immediately, in accordance with the terms of that CC BY licence or, if not CC BY, in accordance with the terms of the applicable CC licence.

View the publisher’s Preprint policy and Author Rights Policy for further information.


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.