Read and Publish Agreements: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a Read and Publish agreement?
A Read and Publish Agreement combines subscription costs and Article Processing Charges (APCs) into one flat annual fee. Faculty at participating institutions will be able to access 17 Bristol University Press and Policy Press titles and publish original research articles in our hybrid or subscription journals without paying Article Processing Charges at the point of use.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of research articles that can be made open access under this agreement?
There is no limit on the number of Open Acess research articles your faculty can publish.
Q: How can my institution join the initiative?
Institutions must place their order via a Jisc Licence subscriptions manager to confirm the order and accept the terms of the licence electronically. You can place an order via the JISC ordering page.
For further product and pricing information, please contact Alex Fenlon (alex.fenlon@Jisc.ac.uk). For further information on the Bristol University Press/Policy Press journals portfolio, please contact Simon Bell (Institutional Sales Manager) at email@example.com.
Q: My institution is based outside of the UK. Can I participate in a Read and Publish Initiative?
We are happy to work with institutions and consortia that are not eligible for the JISC agreement. If you would like to discuss a Read and Publish Agreement for your organisation, please contact Simon Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I already have a 2022/2023 subscription. Can I upgrade to Read and Publish?
Yes. To arrange a transition to a Read and Publish Agreement, email Simon Bell at email@example.com.
Q: Can I publish Open Access without paying Article Processing Charges?
In order to publish Open Access without fees you must be the corresponding author, based at a participating institution and you must submit your original research article while the institution is participating in the deal (1 January 2022- 31 December 2023). If you are unsure if you are eligible please contact your librarian.
Q: How do I claim my fee free Open Access?
Once your paper has been accepted email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your Open Access. Please include details of your submission and the name of your institution in the email.
Q: Can I choose my Creative Commons licence type?
Yes we offer a veriety of CC licence types. Email email@example.com to learn more.
Q: Which article types are eligible?
Only original research articles are eligible for fee free Open Access covered by the Read and Publish Initiative.
Q: Which journals can I publish in?
The following journals are covered by the Read and Publish Initiative:
European Social Work Research - New for 2023
The Journal of Global Ageing will be include in the Read and Publish deal from 2024.