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Read & Publish Agreements AND Publisher Discounts: Home

This guide explains the new Read & Publish open access agreements introduced for researchers by UC Library in 2022. These agreements remove fees (APCs) payable by authors for open access publishing to included publishers and journals

Introduction

Publish your research open access through Read and Publish Agreements.

Read-and-Publish Agreements combine payment for reading and payment for author open access publishing into a single contract and invoice. They allow UC researchers, who are the corresponding authors, to publish open access articles with the article processing charges already paid by the Library as part of the journal subscription fees. UC Library, as part of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Consortium, has signed Read & Publish Agreements, commencing 2022, with three publishers:

  • CSIRO
  • Wiley
  • Springer Nature

 

CAUL Read & Publish Agreements Information Sheet: What you need to know / Key information for researchers  

Creative Commons Licenses

What is a CC licence?

The licences allow users to reuse, remix and share the content legally.

Offering your work under a Creative Commons licence does not mean giving up your copyright. It means permitting users to make use of your material in various ways, but with certain conditions.

There are six standardised CC licences- listed from most to least permissive here:

  •   CC BYThis license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format,   so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.
    • CC BY includes the following elements:
      BY  – Credit must be given to the creator

  •    CC BY-SA: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.
    • CC BY-SA includes the following elements:
      BY  – Credit must be given to the creator
      SA  – Adaptations must be shared under the same terms

  •    CC BY-NC: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. 
    • It includes the following elements:
      BY  – Credit must be given to the creator
      NC  – Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted

  •    CC BY-NC-SA: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. 
    • CC BY-NC-SA includes the following elements:
      BY  – Credit must be given to the creator
      NC  – Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted
      SA  – Adaptations must be shared under the same terms

  •    CC BY-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. 
    • CC BY-ND includes the following elements:
      BY  – Credit must be given to the creator
      ND  – No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted

  •    CC BY-NC-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. 
    • CC BY-NC-ND includes the following elements:
      BY  – Credit must be given to the creator
      NC  – Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted
      ND  – No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted

  • The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 

       CC0 (aka CC Zero) is a public dedication tool, which allows creators to give up their copyright and put their works into the worldwide public domain. CC0 allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, with no conditions.

Current and previous versions of licences

The current suite of version 4.0 international licenses were released in 2013. All previous licence versions remain actively in use, but when licensing a new work, we recommend version 4.0.

 

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Glossary

  • APC - An article processing charge (APC), also known as a publication fee, is a fee which is sometimes charged to authors. Most commonly, it is involved in making a work available as open access (OA), in either a full OA journal or in a hybrid journal.
  • Open access - Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of access charges or other barriers
  • Embargo period - the embargo period for academic journals is a period of time set by the publisher where open access to the author’s accepted manuscript version of the article in a digital repository (e.g. UCs PURE Portal) is restricted until the embargo period expires. Typical embargo periods range from 6 to 24 months, though some publishers may require an embargo of up to 48 months
  • Ringgold ID -The Ringgold Identifier is a unique numerical identifier, its purpose is to disambiguate organizations. It is used globally by many types of organisations, with over 600k organisations registered. UC's Ringgold ID: 2234
  • Hybrid Journal - A hybrid open-access journal is a subscription journal in which some of the articles are open access. This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee (also called an article processing charge or APC) to the publisher in order to publish an article open access, in addition to the continued payment of subscriptions to access all other content. Strictly speaking, the term "hybrid open-access journal" is incorrect, possibly misleading, as using the same logic such journals could also be called "hybrid subscription journals". Simply using the term "hybrid access journal" is accurate

 

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References

References

Creative Commons website: https://creativecommons.org/about/cclicenses/

Creative Commons Australia website: https://creativecommons.org.au/learn/licences/#:~:text=What%20is%20a%20CC%20licence,and%20share%20the%20content%20legally.

Creative Commons license chooser beta: https://chooser-beta.creativecommons.org/ 

CAUL Read and Publish Agreements: Springer Nature: https://caul.libguides.com/read-and-publish/springer-nature

Springer Nature Open Access for Australia and New Zealand: Information for authors: https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements/oaforanz

CAUL Read & Publish Agreements: Wiley: https://caul.libguides.com/read-and-publish/wiley 

Wiley Open access agreement for authors at eligible Australia and New Zealand institutions: https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/affiliation-policies-payments/caul-agreement.html 

CSIRO Publishing, Read & Publish website: https://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/openaccess/ReadandPublish#1

CAUL Read & Publish Agreement: CSIRO website: https://caul.libguides.com/read-and-publish/csiro-publishing

Wikipedia website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embargo_(academic_publishing)


Copyright

 Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL by Council of Australians University Librarians is licensed under CC BY 4.0  

 Except where otherwise noted, content on the Creative Commons  website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseIcons by The Noun Project.

 Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 

This Guide was created by Terri Landford and is made available under the  CC BY-SA 4.0 license