A "Read and Publish" agreement is an agreement that bundles journal subscriptions and APCs, allowing researchers from a university to publish open-access articles in hybrid or full open-access journals using prepaid APCs. They should be transitory, making it easier for publishers to switch from a subscription to an open-access model. These agreements are negotiated at the national level by the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries. This concerns journal articles only, not monographs.
Switzerland has currently Read and Publish agreements with:
The Swiss consortium has been negotiating a similar agreement with Oxford University Press. Unfortunately, both parties have been unable to reach an agreement. There will therefore be no Read & Publish agreement with this publisher in the short term.
How does it work?
Funders such as the Swiss National Science Foundation are financing APCs for their grantees. Read and Publish agreements are meant for researchers with no alternative financing source.
Eligible authors are automatically identified by their affiliation or their e-mail address and offered the open access option. Their affiliation is validated by the Geneva Graduate Institute Library. If there are several authors, the corresponding author must be affiliated with the Geneva Graduate Institute.