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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.

American Psychological Association Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

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: APA is the leading scientific and professional organisation representing psychology in the United States, with more than 146,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members.

Agreement details: Authors may publish open access in hybrid journals published by APA at no cost to the author. Upon publication, articles will be made immediately open access.

Titles included:  Titles included in 87 of APA published hybrid journals. The following titles are excluded: Hogrefe-published journals and APA's Gold open access journal Technology, Mind, and Behavior. The full title list is forthcoming from the publisher.

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

Information for authors: Eligible authors of research or review articles from participating institutions can publish utilising Creative Commons Licensing type CC BY (default). The article must be an original peer-reviewed research article or review article. For journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

Page Charges: Page charges are only applicable if an article has color figures that will appear in color in a print journal (i.e., not just online). For details on APA’s general publishing requirements, please see the manuscript preparation guidelines on the publisher website via the link below.

Eligible article types: Article types include Research articles (including Brief reports) and Review articles. 

Acceptance date: 1 January to 2024 to 31 December 2024

How to submit your article for open access publishing: 

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

  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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