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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL

Oxford University Press

This agreement commenced in January 2022.

This agreement allows for read access to 365 Oxford University Press titles and allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 351 titles with no transactional article processing charges (APCs).

The article cap in 2023 is 932 articles.

Participating institutions

  • AgResearch Ltd
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bond University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
  • CQUniversity
  • Deakin University
  • Department of Agriculture & Fisheries QLD
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University Australia
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Plant & Food Research
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New England
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Notre Dame Australia
  • 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 Western Australia
  • University of Wollongong
  • Victoria University of Wellington

From 2023, the following institutions will also participate in this agreement:

  • Department of Planning & Environment NSW
  • Flinders University
  • 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 351 titles with no transactional APCs. This includes:

  • high impact titles such as the European Heart Journal, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
  • titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Clinical Infectious Diseases and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, amongst many others.

View the full list of OUP titles. Includes annotations for excluded titles.

Eligible articles

Article types

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

  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Case reports
  • Brief reports.

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

Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement.

Number of included articles

  • This agreement provides for an allowance of 790 articles* by authors from institutions participating in the agreement to be published open access in 2022 with no transactional APCs. 
  • The allowance is a collective pool for all participating CAUL Member institutions.
  • Once the allowance is used, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022, may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.

* The number of included articles for 2022 is calculated at 77% of the total number of articles from Australian authors at participating institutions published in OUP titles in 2021.

Other charges

  • A small number of included journals have mandatory page charges that are not covered by the agreement.
  • Colour printing is optional and colour printing charges are not included under the terms of the agreement. Figures can appear in colour online and black-and-white in print at no charge. These charges only apply to journals with print issues.
  • When submitting articles for publication, please check individual journal home pages for up-to-date information on page and colour charges.

Information for authors

Please note: For articles to be published open access under the terms of this agreement, corresponding authors must

  • select a participating institution as their affiliation in the publisher system
  • use an institutional email address for a participating institution (see Participating institutions list above) when submitting their article.

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. 

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' above may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. (Page and colour charges may still apply.) 

Please see OUP's webpage on Read and Publish agreements – participating journals and institutions for more details.

Author rights

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

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC

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

Authors: Please note the following important information, which clarifies the process requesting your article to be published open access.
  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  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). Please note, you will be asked to confirm that you will pay the open access charge, however, the charge will be automatically waived if your article is assessed as eligible for publishing under the agreement with no APCs.
  4. Proceed to payment and select ‘Australia and New Zealand Institutions (CAUL affiliated)’ from the dropdown list of institutions beneath ‘Open Access Prepayment Account’ on the Article Charges page.
  5. Check the ‘Refer Charge?’ box next to the Open Access charge, and then click ‘Refer Charges’ at the bottom of the page.

Further assistance:

A step-by-step guide to the referral process can be found here.  Please direct any queries regarding use of the funds in the Open Access Account to or consult your librarian.

Author identification

Corresponding 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.  

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. 


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.


Read access entitlements to the collections/package subscribed to in 2021 will be maintained for 2022. Check with your Content Coordinator if you are not sure what packages your library subscribes to.

Management of the allowance of included articles

  • The allowance is allocated to the CAUL Consortium as a whole, not to individual institutions.
  • CAUL National Office will approve articles for publication under the agreement. Institutions will only need to intervene in instances where further information is needed to ascertain if the article and/or author is eligible. 
  • It is expected that the threshold of included articles will be reached later in 2022.
  • Once the threshold of included articles is reached, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022 may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.
  • The allowance applies to articles accepted in the subscription year and resets at the beginning of the next year. If the allowance is exceeded in 2022, open access publishing without transactional APCs will recommence in January 2023 under the Read & Publish agreement for 2023.
  • As the year progresses, information about when the threshold of included articles is expected to be reached will be posted to this guide. Content Coordinators will also be updated on a regular basis.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories. The embargo period varies by journal. View the publisher's web page Accepted manuscript embargo periods for more information.


  • OUP provides regular publishing reports with article level information.
  • Live reporting is available to CAUL via the account dashboard.

Further Assistance

Please direct any queries regarding article acceptance or OA publishing under this agreement to