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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.

Future Science agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022.

Summary: This agreement allows researchers to publish open access within 34 hybrid journals. These include Future Medicine which contains journals covering medicine and the biological science and Future Science which contains journals that focus on applied science. 

Agreement details: Future Science Group - ESAC Initiative 

Titles included: The journals included in the agreement can be found on the Future Medicine and Future Science websites. The agreement does not include the Future Science Group Gold OA journals.

Information 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. Complete an Open Access Journal Form and upload it either at submission or revision
  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