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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.

Cogitatio Press Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is for 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: Cogitatio Press publishes 5 open access journals. Founded in 2014, the publisher aims to provide open access to research of benefit to policy makers, the academic community and society in general.

Agreement details: Further details can be found at ESAC Cogitatio Press. The publisher is a diamond open access publisher.

Titles included: The following Cogitatio Open Access titles are available via the 2024 agreement:

  • Media and Communication
  • Ocean and Society
  • Politics and Governance
  • Social Inclusion
  • Urban Planning

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

Eligible article types: Creative Commons CC BY Licence

Acceptance date: 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

Number of included articles: There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published by UNSW corresponding authors under the agreement.

How to submit your article for open access publishing: 

  1. The UNSW corresponding author should follow the usual article submission process via the Cogitatio Press website. For journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

  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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