Globally, transformative agreements are being piloted as a way for the research community, academic libraries and scholarly publishers to work together to find a financially viable path to transition to an open access publishing model. UNSW Library is actively seeking inroads to convert Read Only (paywalled subscriptions) agreements to transformative agreements, thereby furthering aligning to the University Open Access Policy and Plan S, while increasing the reach and impact of research.
From 2022, the University is piloting a number of Read + Publish agreements that will enable authors to publish their articles in selected open access journals including:
UNSW Library supports various models of open access including Subscribe to Open. Articles published in the open access journals are open access with no article processing charges required. This model requires the Library to continue subscribing to other journals from a publisher in order to support the costs of the open access journals. A more detailed explanation of how Subscribe to Open works can be found on Subscribe to Open Community.org site.