Yet more local research to be open access

The Council of Australian University Librarians strikes again

CAUL announces a read/publish agreement with journal giant Taylor and Francis. For three years from January, researchers at “participating institutions” can publish in T&F hybrid journals open access, without paying article processing charges. Hybrid journals include OA and subscriber only content.

The agreement is in-line with previous arrangements CAUL has reached with publishers, with a “significant proportion of previous levels of publishing” to be OA “accommodated within subscription fees.”

The deal, CAUL states, is also in-line with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s new open access policy (CMM September 22).

On CMM’s count this is the seventh CAUL open access agreement with publishers including three with one of the five major for-profits, following John Wiley and Springer. But an agreement may be in the offing with one of the other two, Sage or apex publisher Elsevier. CAUL states, “agreements with a few other publishers, including at least one major one, are imminent.”


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