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Collection updates

The objective of this resource is to inform the UNSW community of changes to the library collection and transformative agreements the University is piloting from 2022.

CSIRO Publishing agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2020 - 31st December 2022. A new agreement has been signed to for 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2025 with the same conditions as below.

Summary: CSIRO Publishing is the leading 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: Eligible journals are listed on the CSIRO Publishing Read and Publish webpage.

Information for authors: CSIRO Publishing guide for authors.

Acceptance date: Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022) 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.

How to submit your article for open access publishing:

  1. The UNSW corresponding author should follow the usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.

  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 must use their UNSW email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.

Corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g., Hotmail, Gmail). 

Any questions about this transformative agreement should be directed to