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Publishing: Welcome

About this guide

This guide is intended to help you make decisions about where to publish your research. Find out about:

  • Choosing the right journals to target
  • Identifying potential predatory journals and publishers
  • Finding and comparing journal impact factors
  • The benefits of publishing open access
  • Writing for publication

2022 Read & Publish agreement

CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) has negotiated a ‘Read & Publish’ agreement for 2022 with several publishers, “providing authors the opportunity to publish open access immediately on acceptance, and free of any transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs)”.

The publishers listed in the table below have CAUL negotiated ‘Read & Publish’ agreements that cover Federation University during 2022. Some publishers have article publishing caps, as indicated in the table, which mean that when the cap is reached, submitting authors can choose to publish the article as “closed access” or pay an APC for the article to be published Open Access.

Publishers accessible to Federation University authors
Publisher name Number of titles Article cap Notes
Cambridge University Press 388 journal titles No article cap  
CSIRO Publishing All journal titles No article cap  
Oxford University Press 351 journal titles 790 articles cap  
Springer Nature 1,976 journal titles 3,221 articles cap Number calculated at 85% of total number of articles from Australian authors at participating institutions published in Springer Nature titles in 2021
Wiley 1,400 journal titles 6388 articles cap Number calculated at 101% of total number of articles from authors at participating institutions published in Wiley titles in 2021

Information for authors

  • Authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication i.e.,
  • Authors can track the current approval numbers for individual publishers that have an article cap by using the Reports page on the CAUL Read & Publish Guide.
  • Authors should view the article types that are covered by each publisher in the 2022 Read & Publish agreement prior to submitting.
  • Published articles will be required to choose a Creative Commons licence.
  • Although APCs (article processing charges) are covered as part of the current Read & Publish agreement, there may be ‘colour and page charges’.

Check each linked publisher in the above table to view the CAUL Read & Publish guide. Each guide has

  • Links to the list of journal titles included
  • Article types covered by the agreement
  • How to submit your article

If you are having difficulty in choosing a journal, please view the Subject Guide ‘Research: Where to Publish’ for advice on

  • Journal content matching – programs or sites to match journals to your manuscript
  • Measuring journal quality – how to determine and understand the impact factor of a selected journal


Any further queries, contact your campus Liaison Librarian from the Research and Learning Services Team, or make an online appointment.