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The objective of this resource is to inform the UNSW community of changes to the Library Collection and open access publishing agreements in which the University participates.

AIP Publishing Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025 or until the annual publishing cap is reached. or up to the Articles accepted before the commencement date will not be eligible.

Please note, UNSW corresponding authors can simply comply with the Open Access policy by retaining the rights to the Author Accepted Manuscript and depositing a copy into UNSWorks (via ROS) using a CC-BY licence.

Summary: AIP's journal portfolio covers physical sciences from core topics in physics to areas of chemistry and biology; and from basic science to applied research. With journals on photonics, materials science, plasmas, fluids, mathematical physics, and instrumentation, AIP Publishing supports physical science researchers. 

Agreement details: ESAC details for AIP Publishing. NB: AIP Publishing’s fully Open Access (Gold) journals are not included.

Titles included: AIP Publishing title list 2024

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 23, plus 4 optional, titles with no transactional APCs. This includes titles with Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as Applied Physics LettersJournal of Applied Physics, and The Journal of Chemical Physics.

Eligible article types: Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • Research articles
  • Review articles

Please note: there are several additional types of articles listed during submission process. Authors who wish to make excluded article types openly available may choose to:

  • Publish “closed access” and deposit the Author’s Accepted Manuscript in their institutional repository.
  • Pay an APC (if applicable) to publish the article open access.

Author eligibility: Is in line with licence terms - all current UNSW researchers including HDR candidates.

Information for authors: See the AIP Publishing website for more information. Further, UNSW corresponding authors must use their UNSW institutional email address ( to be eligible under this agreement. This agreement allows researchers to publish open access under a CC BY or CC BY-NC licence. Page and colour charges may apply. Rapid service fees not included in the agreement. For journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

This is a capped agreement with an article allowance of 332 across all participating institutions. Once the allowance is used corresponding authors of any additional articles accepted in 2024 may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.

Acceptance date: 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025.

How to submit your article for open access publishing: 

  1. The UNSW corresponding author should follow the usual article submission process via the publisher website.

  2. On acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).

  3. On acceptance of the manuscript, the payment system will allow UNSW corresponding authors to choose UNSW as their institution and remove the open access fee. Articles from authors at participating institutions will be published under a CC BY licence.

  4. To comply with the Open Access policy the UNSW corresponding author will need to retain the rights to either the Published Version of Record or Author Accepted Manuscript, and deposit into UNSWorks using a CC BY licence.

Corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail) or email addresses affiliated with other organisations, research centres or institutes. Otherwise they may be ineligible under the terms of this agreement.

For any queries about this open access publishing agreement please use this short form.

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