Scholarly publisher AIP Publishing has announced a Read and Publish agreement with Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), located in Austria. Through this agreement all researchers at TU Graz will have access to 19 journals from the AIP Publishing portfolio (including select journals published on behalf of partners), from 1999 through the end of 2023.
In addition, articles by TU Graz-affiliated corresponding authors accepted for publication in select hybrid journals (subscription-based titles that offer an open-access option) may be published open access without the payment of an article-processing charge (APC).
In a related announcement, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Cambridge University Press (CUP) signed a three-year ‘Read and Publish’ agreement that provides multi-year reading rights to the full CUP journals package and uncapped open access publishing of eligible and accepted research at no additional cost to authors.
All participating institutions will benefit from reduced annual cost increases in subscription years 2022 and 2023. Perpetual rights are provided to all volumes published during the agreement term; shallow back-file access is also guaranteed in line with the specific terms of each journal.
Read & Publish agreements strive for a more equitable scholarly ecosystem and attempt to correct privilege bias within academia. BTAA research papers published under this agreement will be accessible by worldwide readers irrespective of an individual or institutional ability to pay.