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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL

MA Healthcare

MA Healthcare is an established provider of nursing and medical education, offering printed resources, conferences and websites for professionals at all levels of the health services.  The Read and Publish offer to CAUL members for 2024 is for MAH Complete so that authors can publish in almost all of the MA Healthcare journals. MA Healthcare fully supports Open Science and Open Access publishing. MA Healthcare's strategic view is to launch pure Open Access journals in the future separately from subscription titles.

Further information on this agreement is available from MA Healthcare.

Key facts

This page was last updated on 12 March 2024.

Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • CQUniversity
  • La Trobe University
  • Massey University
  • Monash University
  • University of South Australia
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Western Sydney 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 most of MA Healthcare'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.

Please go to the following link for more information for authors wishing to publish with MA Healthcare.

Please also go to this link for a YouTube video on publishing with MA Healthcare:

Article eligibility

Articles accepted from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Articles from eligible authors that have been accepted in an active subscription year will be made Open Access.

Article types

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

  • Original Research
  • Case report
  • Literature review
  • Comment/Opinion
  • Research
  • Commentary
  • Clinical review
  • Education
  • Practical

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

Eligible author means author who wants to publish Open Access article who is affiliated with the Institution at time of submission and is the Corresponding Author.  The Corresponding Author is the Eligible Author that submits a manuscript to MAH Read and Publish and is the author responsible for communicating with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process. Corresponding Author is the sole author or, in the case of co-authored works, is the author who is authorised to act on behalf of all co-authors of the work.

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. 

MA Healthcare recognises that in some cases a corresponding author may need to leave the current participating institution during the publishing process.  It's important for the author to articulate this situation so that the article can still be made Open Access.

Discount schemes

No other APC discounts are offered under this agreement.

Title list

The agreement allows for publishing in most 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.

With exception of Independent Nurse and the Journal of Wound Care, all of the journals in MAH Complete are available to publish OA.

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
  • CC BY-NC

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

MA Healthcare welcome authors sharing, or depositing in an institutional repository, the final accepted manuscript of their paper, following a 6-month embargo from the date of publication. This is called 'green' open access. In such a case, the document should be accompanied by the following text, with the correct details of the published version of the article added:

“This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in [JournalTitle], copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see [journal link]."

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 a custom publisher platform.

Other charges

MA Healthcare 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.

The author workflow for MA Healthcare is best viewed in the following YouTube clip that is delivered by Rebecca Linssen, Group Editorial Manager for MA Healthcare.

The author workflow is also outlined best in the Guide found here.  

Example screenshot(s):

Contact details

MA Healthcare

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.