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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.  Open Access is one of the ways we fulfil our mission to further excellence in research.  OUP publishes and develops titles in partnerships with many prestigious learned societies and prides itself on being a highly selective publisher.  OUP has a three-year R&P agreement with CAUL 2022-2024, allowing authors read access to the full Oxford Journal Collection and the option to publish in hybrid journals at no extra cost.  As well as increasing open access output the agreement has reduced publishing costs and administrative burden for participating authors.

Further information on this agreement is available from Oxford University Press.

Key facts

This page was last updated on 8 February 2024.

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Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • AgResearch Ltd
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian National University
  • Bond University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • CQUniversity
  • Deakin University
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries QLD
  • Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure NSW
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University Australia
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Lincoln University
  • Macquarie University
  • Massey University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Plant and Food Research
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canberra
  • 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 Technology Sydney
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Waikato
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Wollongong
  • 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 some of OUP's hybrid journals without the need for any transactional open access article processing charge (APC).

This is a capped agreement. This agreement provides for an allowance of 1101 articles by authors from institutions participating in the agreement to be published open access in 2024 with no transactional APCs.

Journals that have "flipped" to Fully OA for 2024 are still covered by the agreement.

Article eligibility

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

Article types

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

  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case Reports
  • Brief Reports

Article types excluded from this agreement include, but are not limited to:

  • Book Reviews
  • Supplement Articles

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

Corresponding author (as set in the submission system at time of acceptance)

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

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. 

The corresponding author's affiliation must be provided in the submission system in order to be identified as elligible.  The affiliation must be selected from the auto-completing drop-down list and not entered as free text in order for the author to be identified as elligible.  Any problems with entering the affiliation information during submission should be raised pre-acceptance.

Discount schemes

No other APC discounts are offered under this agreement.

Title list

The agreement allows for publishing in some 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
  • CC BY-NC

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 CAUL via SciPris.

Other charges

OUP does 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.

1. During peer-review/pre-acceptance, you should ensure that your affiliation is up-to-date and correct in your Submission System profile and on your article.

2. Once your article has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, you will receive an email which contains a link to the Online Licensing and Payments System, SciPris. SciPris will check your institutional affiliation and article type to determine if you are eligible to use the funds.

3.Proceed to request use of the Read and Publish Agreement funds.

4.Sign in and create an account if you don’t have one. (This is not the same system you used to submit your article to the journal.)

5.The license options are displayed. You won’t see any prices because you aren’t required to make a payment.

6.Send the request for review.

7.View your dashboard or sign out.

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Contact details

Oxford University Press

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.