Deakin Library is participating in multiple Read & Publish agreements with major publishers to support Deakin researchers publishing with open access.
Read & Publish agreements are designed to support the transition to an open scholarly publishing system. They take the library’s existing expenditure on subscriptions and repurpose it to cover both reading and publishing in that publisher’s journals. If you publish in a journal that’s included in one of the Read & Publish agreements, you will be able to publish direct to open access with no transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs).
Open access publishing makes your research outputs available globally on publication via the publisher’s platform. This makes your findings accessible to a wider audience, including the public, industry, practitioners, government and researchers in developing countries. Open access publishing supports translation of research into practice and allows other researchers to build on your work. Your research is more visible, potentially leading to higher citation rates and more impact.
Some key points to note:
WSIP is the recommended tool for checking if a specific journal title is included in a Deakin Read & Publish agreement. Likewise, it is the recommended tool for browsing included journal titles by category or FoR code.
This guide is the recommended tool for browsing for included journal titles by publisher. Note that the journal lists by publisher are maintained by CAUL.
Contact your librarian with any questions.