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. If you have questions or comments about the Read and Publish Agreements, contact your School Librarian.

Springer Nature

  • Includes publishing to over 2,070 hybrid Springer, Palgrave, ADIS and Academic Journals titles.
  • List of Titles
  • Information for Authors
  • This is a capped agreement, once the cap is reached no further articles will be eligible.


MA Healthcare

Wiley and Hindawi

Cambridge University Press


Taylor & Francis

AIP Publishing


IOP Publishing

Oxford University Press


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