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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.

Lippincott Williams Wilkins Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026 or until the annual publication cap is reached.

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: Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins (LWW) is a global publisher of medical, nursing and allied health research journals. The LWW Total Access Collection offers full-text journals including core clinical titles as well as more specialized journals in niche topics.

Agreement details: This collection includes almost every one of LWW's over 300 titles, from core journals to specialized resources in such areas as nursing and bioscience.

Titles included: 2024 LWW Hybrid Open Access Title List. NB: The list of Hybrid Open Access titles show prices, however if the title is accepted by the publisher (criteria includes acceptance date from 1 January 2024, corresponding author with current UNSW email address, article type see below, and acceptance within the annual publication cap under this agreement) no APC charge may apply.

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

Information for authors: Authors are free to choose where available CC BY or CC BY NC NDFor more information on licence types please refer to Creative Commons Licence TypesFor journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

Eligible article types: Research articles (including case reports) and Reviews. Articles that were accepted in 2023, regardless of when they are published, are not Eligible. The following article types are not Eligible Articles: Editorials, Correspondence, Abstracts and Errata.

Acceptance date: Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

Number of included articles: There is a maximum number of articles, dependant on the journal of publication. UNSW's entitlement is approximately 30 articles per annum. Once the allowance is use, 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.

Sharing via repositories: Information forthcoming

How to submit your article for open access publishing: 

  1. The UNSW corresponding author should follow the usual article submission process on the journal's website page LWW Hybrid Open Access for UNSW. Refer to the Recognised funding bodies and institutions (Wolters Kluwer/University of New South Wales Agreement).

  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 request the open access fee be waived. Articles from authors at participating institutions will be published under a CC BY  or CC BY NC-ND 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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