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IWA Publishing

IWA Publishing publishes on behalf of the International Water Association, a global charity focussed on being the primary source of knowledge and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions. This mission is critically important in a world where over 3 billion people lack access to clean water and reliable sanitation. We publish 15 peer reviewed journals and 850 books, working in partnership with 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 related to water.

Further information on this agreement is available from IWA Publishing.

Key facts

This page was last updated on 31 January 2024.

Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Victoria University

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 IWA Publishing'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 accepted from 1/1/2023 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Article types

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

  • All article types are included.

There are no exclusions.

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

All authors who are affiliated (typically identified via an email domain) to an institution which has joined the agreement.

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 Editorial Manager.

Other charges

IWA Publishing 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. Further details are available on the publisher’s website.

Contact details

IWA Publishing

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.