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.
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.