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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.

John Benjamins Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1 January 2024 to 3 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: John Benjamins Publishing Company was founded in the 1960's and at present publishes 85 hybrid journals. It is an academic publisher in the social sciences and humanities with its head office in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Agreement details: All John Benjamins Journals are available on the Open Access Publishing Agreement (not all need to be subscribed to for the Read component), see John Benjamins websiteTo carry out Text and Data Mining Activities free of charge via API or other methods.

Titles included: A link to the titles will be available shortly. All John Benjamins Journal titles are included in the agreement.

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

Information for authors: Flexibility on choice of journals to read as it allows institutions to select which journals they want to include in their subscription for perpetual read access. Maximum freedom for authors to choose where to publish as they can submit to any of the journals published by John Benjamins. For journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

Eligible article types: Article Types include Article; Research Article; Review Article; Book Review

Acceptance date: 1 January 2024 to 3 December 2024.

Number of included articles: There is no cap with this agreement.

How to submit your article for open access publishing: 

  1. The UNSW corresponding author should follow the usual article submission process, see John Benjamins 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 CC BY types include CC BY 4.0; CC BY-NC 4.0; CC BY-ND 4.0, For more information on these article types refer to Creative Commons.

  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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