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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.

CSIRO Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2023 - 31st December 2025. A previous agreement was in place for 1st January 2020 - 31 December 2022 with the same conditions as below.

Summary: CSIRO Publishing is an Australian publisher of scientific books, journals and magazines. This agreement offers UNSW corresponding authors open access publishing in all 15 CSIRO-owned journals, plus two society journals, at no charge to them.

Titles included: 2024 eligible titles are listed below:

Part 1 - CSIRO Publishing Journals

The following journal titles are included as CSIRO Publishing Journals

  • Animal Production Science
  • Australian Journal of Botany
  • Australian Journal of Chemistry
  • Australian Journal of Zoology
  • Australian Systematic Botany
  • Crop and Pasture Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Functional Plant Biology
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Marine and Freshwater Research
  • Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Reproduction, Fertility and Development
  • Sexual Health
  • Soil Research
  • Wildlife Research

Part 2 - Society Journals (Gold Open Access)

  • Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science
  • Journal of Primary Health Care
  • Microbiology Australia
  • Papua New Guinea Medical Journal
  • International Journal of Wildland Fire

Part 3 - Society Journals

  • Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Historical Records of Australian Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • The Rangeland Journal
  • Brain Impairment

Part 4- Society Journals excluded from Agreement.

  • Australian Health Review
  • Australian Mammalogy
  • The APPEA Journal

Information for authors: CSIRO Publishing guide for authors.UNSW corresponding authors must use their UNSW institutional email address ( to be eligible under this agreement. Articles from authors may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BYCC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC license. These licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright. For journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

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 no limit on the number of articles that can be published by UNSW corresponding authors under the agreement.

Sharing via repositories: 

Green open access:
  • Green open access is allowed with no embargo. 
  • Automated deposit to institutional repositories: Published papers are sent to the institutional repository once published online for early access.
Other repositories:

Papers published in the following journals are deposited directly to PubMed:

  • Reproduction, Fertility and Development
  • Sexual Health
  • Functional Plant Biology
  • Australian Health Review
  • Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal of Primary Healthcare

Article metadata is also sent to a number of other repositories. For details, view the 'about the journal' pages on the publisher's website.

How to submit your article for open access publishing:

  1. The UNSW corresponding author should follow the usual article submission process via the publisher's 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 may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BYCC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC license.

  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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