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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

Read & Publish agreements

In 2022, CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) negotiated ‘Read & Publish’ agreements with several publishers, “providing authors the opportunity to publish open access immediately on acceptance, and free of any transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs)”. These agreements have continued into 2023, with the addition of more major publishers.

The publishers listed in the table below have CAUL-negotiated ‘Read & Publish’ agreements that cover Federation University during 2023. Some publishers have CAUL-wide 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. Click on the publisher name for further details.

Publishers accessible to Federation University authors
Publisher name Number of titles Article cap Notes
Cambridge University Press 388 journal titles No article cap Page and colour charges are not included in the R&P agreement, and only apply to print journals. 
CSIRO Publishing All 15 CSIRO-owned journals plus 2 society journals No article cap Page charges are included in the R&P agreement, with the exception of  colour pages or reprints.
(new in 2023)
235 journal titles 7,010 articles cap

A small number of journals have 'submission charges' or 'mandatory page charges' that are not covered by the agreement.

Optional colour printing charges are not included under the terms of the agreement. 

Oxford University Press 351 journal titles 790 articles cap

A small number of included journals have mandatory page charges that are not covered by the agreement.

Optional colour printing charges are not included under the terms of the agreement. 

(new in 2023)
924 journal titles No article cap  
Springer Nature 1,976 journal titles 3,359 articles cap Other charges (including page and colour charges) will vary by imprint and may not be covered under the agreement. Page charges for Springer Nature owned journals will be waived. 
Taylor & Francis
(new in 2023)
349 journal titles 3,114 articles cap Other charges, such as colour and page charges, are not included within the agreement and are charged separately by the individual title.
Wiley/ Hindawi Approximately 1,900 journal titles 6,750 articles cap Page and colour charges are not included under the terms of this agreement.

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 2023 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.