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The objective of this resource is to inform the UNSW community of changes to the library collection and transformative agreements the University has entered into for open access publishing.

Brill Selected Journals Read & Publish agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2023 - 31st December 2023. An agreement was also in place from January 1st 2022 - December 31st 2022.

Summary: Brill publishes journals, books and reference works within the humanities and social science disciplines. The agreement offers UNSW corresponding authors open access publishing in the 30 journals UNSW has read access to in 2023 at no charge to the author. 

Titles included: The journals included in the agreement are:

  • African and Asian Studies
  • Amphibia-Reptilia
  • Animal Biology
  • Behaviour
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Crustaceana
  • European Journal of Health Law
  • Global Responsibility to Protect
  • Historical Materialism
  • IAWA Journal
  • Insect Systematics & Evolution
  • International Community Law Review
  • International Criminal Law Review
  • International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
  • International Negotiation
  • Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution
  • Journal of Chinese Overseas
  • Journal of Cognition and Culture
  • Journal of Moral Philosophy
  • Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
  • Multisensory Research
  • Nordic Journal of International Law
  • Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
  • Research in Phenomenology
  • Society & Animals
  • The International Journal of Children's Rights
  • The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
  • The Journal of World Investment & Trade
  • The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals
  • Tijdschrift voor Entomologie

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

Information for authors: See the How to publish with Brill webpage. 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 licence.

Eligible article types: Original Paper, Review, Brief Communication, Correction, Additions.

How to submit your article for open access publishing:

  1. Follow Brill’s usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the UNSW corresponding author completes a form (publishing agreement).
  3. 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.
  4. The APC will then be waived for authors who 
    • used their UNSW institutional email address and
    • selected UNSW as their institutional affiliation.

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 transformative agreement please contact the Collection Development & Policy Unit via

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