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Open Access Publishing in Royal Society Te Apārangi Journals

We are pleased to announce that our publishing partner, Taylor & Francis, has a read and publish agreement in place with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia and New Zealand, representing Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) members.

View the full details of the Taylor & Francis and CAUL agreement. 

What does this mean for you as an author?

If you are affiliated with any of the universities in Aotearoa New Zealand:

  • you may publish your articles Open Access free of charge in the following Royal Society Te Apārangi journals; and
  • the final published Version of Record will be freely accessible on the publisher’s platform immediately.

Participating institutions:

Auckland University of Technology
Lincoln University
Massey University
University of Auckland
University of Canterbury
University of Otago
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington


Our included journals:

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research
New Zealand Journal of Botany
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
New Zealand Journal of Zoology

There is also no charge to authors to publish their research openly in Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online.

Advantages of the read and publish agreement

This agreement supports equitable access. Researchers from participating institutions will all have the same access to this agreement and be able to publish their work open access, free of charge. It applies to researchers at any stage in their career, including students, early career researchers or those without independent funding.

  • Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs).
  • Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, or CC-BY-NC-ND.
  • Authors retain copyright. The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors.

For your article submission to qualify for Open Access under the terms of the agreement, you must be the corresponding author and affiliated with a participating institution (use an institutional email address when submitting your article in the journal’s submission system).

The complete details of the read and publish agreement including the annual cap on article numbers are available on the CAUL website. View the webpage to see if you are eligible.