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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.

Future Science Open Access Publishing Agreement

Important Notice: The Future Medicine and Future Science platforms are closing on 24th May 2024. After this point, journals on these platforms will be hosted at Taylor & Francis Online. Dual hosting and redirects:  On 4th April 2024 the process of dual hosting on the journals’ current platforms and Taylor & Francis Online will commence. All content up to 2023 is available on Taylor & Francis Online. 2024 journal content will be loaded to both sites up to the point that the Future Science and Future Medicine sites close. Please contact Taylor & Francis directly for further information on how to publish open access.

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2024 - 31st December 2025. An agreement was also in place from January 1st 2022 - December 31st 2023.

Summary: Future Science focusses on publishing research in areas of biotechnology and medicine, as well as topics in biological, life and physical sciences that are of relevance to human health.

Agreement details: Future Science Group - ESAC Initiative

Titles included: There are 19 hybrid journals included in the agreement. The agreement does not include the Future Science Group Gold OA journals. Further, drug evaluation articles and content or research that is sponsored or funded by pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies is excluded from this agreement.

Information for authors: UNSW corresponding authors must use their UNSW institutional email address ( to be eligible under this agreement. 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: This agreement aligns with UNSW's Open Access policy however, there is no automated loading to UNSWorks. Papers are deposited directly to PubMed.

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. Please contact Taylor & Francis directly for further information on how to publish open access.
  2. 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.
  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.

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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