Oxford University Press unveils landmark Read and Publish deal in Japan

The agreement with the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) will provide Japanese researchers with greater access to research and more opportunity to publish their work open access

The world’s largest university press­, Oxford University Press (OUP), has today announced a transformative three-year Read and Publish agreement with major journals consortium, the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE).

Under the agreement, members of the JUSTICE consortium that opt-in will be able to rapidly increase the proportion of articles that they publish open access in OUP journals. The consortium’s institutions will also benefit from discounts on article processing charges (APCs) for fully open access journals, as well as comprehensive access to OUP’s full collection of high-quality journals.

The Read and Publish deal is OUP’s first national agreement in Asia and its 30th worldwide. OUP has a substantial publishing programme in Japan, with approximately 5% of OUP journal articles currently authored by Japanese researchers. As a result of this agreement, authors at participating institutions will benefit from increased opportunities to publish open access.

Speaking about the agreement, David Clark, Managing Director, Academic at OUP said: “We are delighted to have reached this transformative deal with the JUSTICE consortium. This new Read and Publish agreement will not only provide access for Japanese researchers to our outstanding collection of journals but will also enable an increasing number of those researchers to publish their work open access.”

Yasuhiko Hamao, Chair of the JUSTICE Steering Committee, added: “I am grateful to have reached an agreement on the Read and Publish deal proposed by Oxford University Press, which aligns with the JUSTICE OA2020 Roadmap. We are looking forward to seeing many members join the agreement to advance open access initiatives in Japan, which are getting a lot of attention from Japanese researchers.”