Read & Publish Agreements

Read & Publish Agreements allow researchers to publish Open Access, with no Article Processing Charges (APCs), when the corresponding author for the article is at a participating institution.

Western Sydney University is a member of the CAUL (Council of Australasian University Librarians) consortium which negotiates sector-wide Read & Publish Agreements on behalf of university libraries. These Agreements combine APCs (“Publish”) with library subscription costs (“Read”) into a single agreement for each publisher.

In 2023, the University has subscribed to twelve Read & Publish agreements that will enable authors to publish their articles in selected open access journals. For further information, please see the Information for Authors section under individual publishers. If you have questions or comments about the Read and Publish Agreements, contact your School Librarian.

Wiley and Hindawi

Springer Nature


  • Includes publishing to 1,649 journals.
  • Elsevier has launched UPUBLISH, a dedicated website to support this agreement. UPUBLISH provides frequently asked questions (FAQs), author instructions, and a convenient Journal Search Tool categorised by subject areas to find relevant journals to publish in.
  • List of Titles
  • Information for Authors
  • This is a capped agreement, once the cap is reached no further articles will be eligible
  • What is included in the agreement? (This deal may have additional publishing expenses associated)

Taylor & Francis



Cambridge University Press

Oxford University Press


MA Healthcare

AIP Publishing

IOP Publishing

APA *NEW for 2024*

John Benjamins *NEW for 2024*

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) *NEW for 2024*

Central Funding Open Access Fees

Central funding may be available to support publication in fully open access journals. Check to see if you are eligible and find out how to apply.

Discounted APCs

There are some publishers that offer discounted article processing charges (APCs) when you submit an article for open access publication using a Western Sydney University affiliation and email address.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry journals – 15% discount is automatically applied to the APCs upon acceptance of an article where the corresponding author uses their institution’s email domain.
  • Elsevier – 15% discount on selected titles
  • Sage – 20% discount on selected titles