A "Read and Publish" agreement is an agreement that bundles journal subscriptions and APCs, allowing university researchers to publish Open Access articles in hybrid or full open-access journals using prepaid APCs. They are intended to be transitional, making it easier for publishers to move from a subscription to an OA model. These agreements are negotiated at the national level by the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries. They only cover journal articles, not monographs.
Switzerland currently has Read and Publish agreements with:
How does it work?
Eligible authors are automatically identified by their affiliation or e-mail address and offered the Open Access option. The library of the Geneva Graduate Institute validates their affiliation. In the case of multiple authors, the corresponding author must be affiliated with the Geneva Graduate Institute. Some article types (book reviews or forum articles) are not covered by these agreements, and some journals may also be excluded (especially medical journals).