Many publishers are offering “Read and Publish” or “transformative” agreements that allow university authors to publish gold open access (OA) with either a discount on, or an elimination of, article processing charges. The costs of these agreements are negotiated based on the payment that covers subscriptions to the publisher's content (Read) and the amount of open access publishing (Publish) submitted by university authors.
Albertsons Library has entered into three “Read and Publish” agreements. Read & Publish agreements represent an experiment for the Library. Engaging in these three opportunities will help elucidate the issues surrounding these types of agreements and hopefully generate criteria the Library could use in evaluating and determining future participation in these agreements.
ACM Open provides participating institutions with full-text access to the ACM Digital Library, along with the right for their corresponding authors to publish an unlimited number of Open Access articles with ACM without having to pay article processing charge fees. The ACM Digital Library contains every article and publication published by ACM from 1954 to present.
Information about the publishing model and instructions for authors can be found on the ACM Open page.
Cambridge University Press
The Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press allows for unlimited, no charge to the author, OA publishing in gold or hybrid journals for the period 2021 to 2023.