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UC Libraries Read & Publish Deals

This guide serves as a hub for information regarding the Read and Publish deals happening in UC Libraries. Details regarding publishers, journals, and criteria for eligibility are below.

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Current 'Read & Publish' Opportunities

Note: regardless of the publisher or journal, in order to be eligible for the APC waivers, the corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.  Also, please provide your email address to ease the verification and approval process.

At present, UC has six publisher-specific 'read and publish' agreements.

IOP (Institute of Physics) Publishing / Electrochemical Society (ECS)

70 IOP journals (including Electrochemical Society journals) are eligible as part of UCL's Read & Publish deal. These journals include:

Agreement runs from January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025.

Use the IOP Journal Finder to identify the best journal in which to publish. Once you select the journal, follow the step-by-step guide to publish under UCL's transformative agreement. Also see OhioLINK's Frequently Asked Questions and Information for Authors page. 

Company of Biologists

UC faculty, staff, and students can publish hybrid OA and fully OA articles.This deal includes all CoB titles:


As a member of OhioLINK, UC students, faculty and staff have the ability to publish Open Access journal articles in 1400 hybrid Wiley journals. (Fully OA journals are not eligible for this deal). Journals included are:

Also see OhioLINK's Frequently Asked Questions and Information for Authors page. 

Cambridge University Press

Our Read & Publish deal with Cambridge Uni. Press allows users to publish articles in either a fully gold open access journal or a hybrid journal.  In order to be eligible for this deal, you must be the corresponding author of the article. Eligible article types include: research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports. Journals included are:

Use the Cambridge Open Access Funding lookup tool to find all eligible journals and determine the best journal in which to publish. Also see OhioLINK's Frequently Asked Questions and Information for Authors page. 

American Institute of Physics

With this agreement you can publish research articles in hybrid OA journals only. Titles included in this are:

A full list of the AIP journals that are eligible for open access waivers can be found here. AIP's Read & Publish author guidelines can be found here

Microbiology Society

Our Read & Publish deal with Microbiology Society includes unlimited open access publishing in their journals. Find more info here: 

Journals included are:

Questions? Contact Ted Baldwin -, Director of Science and Engineering Libraries and Interim Head of Library Collections. 

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