Supporting open access: Library Read and Publish pilot 2022

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Open access means making your research available online, free of cost or other barriers to access, maximising the reach and impact of your work.

To support open access publishing within the University research community, the University of Sydney Library has signed six Read and Publish agreements, including:

From 2022, articles published by University of Sydney authors in 4500+ eligible journal titles will be freely available to all readers immediately upon acceptance for publication – without individual article processing charges (APCs). The agreements were negotiated by the CAUL consortium (Council of Australasian University Librarians) in partnership with the university library sector and publishers. For further information on each publisher, see the CAUL Read and Publish guide and journal title list.

Who is eligible?

The Read and Publish pilot is available to all University staff and Higher Degree by Research Students. To access the pilot, corresponding authors must use their email address and list “The University of Sydney” as their primary affiliation when submitting a manuscript.

What other support is available?

The University Library also supports open access archiving of research outputs via the Sydney eScholarship Repository. A small number of scholarly publishers offer APC discounts or vouchers.

For more information see the Library Open Access Guide, check the FAQ, or contact an Academic Liaison Librarian with any queries about the Read and Publish Pilot.