Read and Publish agreements

What are they

Read and Publish agreements (R&P) between libraries and journal publishers, support open scholarly publishing. They enable authors to publish papers in their key journals, as open access, without paying article processing charges.

What this means for you

Monash corresponding authors will save money. Instead of paying article processing fees, the Library funds open publication through its collection subscription fees.

Where can you publish?

A list of over 5,000 journal titles is available, and will be updated as more agreements are put in place.

The Library is participating in negotiations with a series of publishers, and 2022 agreements are already in place with Cambridge, Oxford, Springer, Wiley and others.

Article processing discounts

The Library has also negotiated various discount rates with these  publishers:

How to benefit from the agreements

  • You need to be the corresponding author to take advantage of these agreements.
  • Certain article types are excluded, including editorials, news, and obituaries.
  • Use your Monash email address when submitting your work to participating publishers.
  • Make sure you indicate Monash University as your primary institutional affiliation.
    • If you are a co-author, you may want to ensure the corresponding author is from an institution which also has these kinds of agreements in place.
  • Post peer review and on acceptance, the publisher will confirm details of the R&P agreement.

Get help

Contact or the Liaison Librarian for your faculty.

More information

Open access at Monash

See this useful reference guide (PDF) for more information.