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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL

IWA Publishing

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

IWA Publishing publishes on behalf of the International Water Association, a global charity focussed on being the primary source of knowledge, experience and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions. This is a mission that is critically important in a world where over 3 billion people still lack access to clean water and reliable sanitation. We publish a portfolio of 14 peer reviewed journals and 850 books, along with other information resources.   Working in partnership with international agencies  such as the World Health Organisation, our publications cover the entire spectrum of water related topics, including climate change, sanitation, clean drinking water, flood management  and all aspects of technology as they relate to water.

Read more about this agreement from IWA Publishing.

This page was last updated on 3 May 2023.

Participating institutions

  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • Victoria 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 14 titles with no transactional APCs. This includes:

  • high impact titles such as Water Science & Technology, Water Reuse and Hydrology Research
  • titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as Blue-Green Systems, Journal of Water & Health and Water Quality Research Journal.

View the full title list.

Eligible articles

Article types

All types of articles may be published open access under the terms of this agreement.

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 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

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.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-SA
  • CC-BY-ND
  • CC-BY-NC
  • CC-BY-NC-ND.

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 the relevant journal home page
  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 used an institutional email address belonging to one of the participating institutions and indicated they are affiliated with a participating institution.

View the publisher’s instructions for authors here.

Author identification

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

  • email address
  • institutional affiliation
  • ROR 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 under ‘Included titles’, including perpetual access for subscribed to years.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories.

  • Preprints may be deposited at any time
  • Author accepted manuscripts may be made available via institutional repositories without embargo period. Full acknowledgement should be given, including a link to the paper on, and no commercial use should be made (except for when authors choose the CC BY user licence)

See for further information.


The publisher will supply CAUL Procurement Services with reports on publishing output with article-level information on a six monthly basis, or more frequently on request. CAUL will share publishing output data with participating institutions on a regular basis.