Publish direct to open access – with no processing charges!

25 Sep 2023

Do you want to increase your research impact? Do you like saving money?

We have good news for you!

The ANU Library has agreements with a range of leading academic publishers which allow ANU authors to publish their work open access without paying for Article Processing Charges (APCs).

What are the benefits of these agreements?

Save money

If you publish in a participating journal, you can publish direct to open access without paying APCs.

Increase impact and engagement

These agreements will allow more ANU research to be published open access. There are a huge range of benefits of open access publishing, for both authors and the University. For example, on average, open access academic works are more easily discoverable and are cited more often.

Promote your work

Open access works are much easier to promote – you can reach a much wider audience with unrestricted and freely available content.


Which publishers can I use?

As of August 2023, ANU Library has agreements with:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Brill
  • Company of Biologists
  • Elsevier
  • Future Science
  • Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) 
  • John Benjamins Publishing
  • Microbiology Society
  • Portland Press Biochemical Society
  • SAGE
  • Springer Nature
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley

Our agreements with Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and SAGE are especially significant, as a large portion of the published output of the ANU is through these companies. 

And we have recently signed agreements with both Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press!

To see the list of journals included in the agreements, check the Read and Publish Agreement guide.

Where do I get more information?

Find the full agreements, as well as answers to frequently asked questions in the Read and Publish Agreement guide.

If you want any information on RAP agreements, or to suggest any publishers you think the Library should try to negotiate an agreement with, please contact Rebecca Barber.