IOPP and Council of Australian University Librarians deal

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have agreed a three-year transformative agreement (TA) for unlimited open access publishing and access to IOPP’s journals. 

The agreement, which starts on 1 January 2023, is IOPP’s first TA in the Asia Pacific region, and CAUL’s first open access agreement with the largest physics publisher. It is expected to dramatically increase access to physical science research produced by Australian physics researchers. 

The agreement allows unrestricted access to all of IOPP’s journals and partner journals as well as uncapped open access publishing across 76 eligible Gold and hybrid journals. Authors will be able to publish their research openly at no cost to them. 

Bob Gerrity, Chair of the CAUL Content Procurement Committee and University Librarian at Monash University, said, “This read and publish agreement with IOPP provides Australian physics researchers with another option to make their work accessible to the world. Unlimited transformative agreements such at these enable wider dissemination and greater discoverability of knowledge.” 

“With funding agencies encouraging or even requiring research to be published on an open access basis, transformative agreements have become key in delivering on these objectives. For us it’s about enabling this transformation in the most sustainable way possible whilst nurturing authors’ experience publishing with us”, says Julian Wilson, Sales and Marketing Director at IOPP. 

As part of IOPP’s commitment to open science, the society publisher is implementing a programme of activities to encourage and support greater access, transparency and inclusivity to increase the impact of scientific research.