Resources for Publishers

Getting Started

If you are a publisher or equivalent who is interested in working with CAUL, please read through the following resources. Once you have done this you may contact the CAUL Office via email with any questions, or a proposal (please do not call the office unless you have scheduled a time in advance). Due to the small capacity of the CAUL office, responses may be delayed significantly depending on the time of year.

Working with CAUL

Working with CAUL/CEIRC - for (new) publishers and their (new) representatives - presentation by Diane Costello, CAUL Executive Officer, at VALA2018, February 2018.

Discipline-specific FTEs & sample pricing models

When the Australian Department of Education publishes its official numbers each year, we update the institutional FTEs for each of our CEIRC participant organisations.  We also commission an additional report which provides those same FTEs broken down by "narrow discipline" and "broad discipline" as well as by course level (undergraduate, post-graduate by coursework and higher degree or postgraduate by research.) We make this latter document available here.  To see earlier, or later, editions of the spreadsheet, just change the year in the URL.

Also available is an example of our many approaches to transparent tiered pricing models, using weighted FTEs and 4 or 6 tiers. These are calculated at 10:3:1 for research,  post-graduate & undergraduate degree FTEs, then taken as a percentage of the whole (47 universities).

Consortia Manager

ConsortiaManager is an application for storing data in one place and enables its users to estimate the value of each journal subscription. From August, 2017 (the beginning of the 2018 renewals season) CAUL/CEIRC commenced using ConsortiaManager to process its publisher/vendor offers and renewals.

All publisher information previously located on the CAUL Website is now updated within ConsortiaManager. Access to ConsortiaManager is limited to our members only, however you may request a screenshot of the page containing your own information.

Please see here for the CAUL Publisher Agreement Pricing Template for ConsortiaManager.

Current offers

See here for a list of all current offers. Comprehensive information including proposals, licenses and other offer documentation is made available to our members via ConsortiaManager.

Contact Details

CEIRC Members are comprised of three categories - the Australian (CAUL) and New Zealand (CONZUL) universities  - and our external participants, from other higher education and research institutions and government departments in Australia and New Zealand. Wherever possible, all interested participants are included in CAUL-negotiated agreements with publishers and other suppliers - in some cases, non-academic institutions may be excluded or offered different terms.

You can find up to date contact details for Australian CEIRC contacts here, each entry also includes current FTE & IP ranges:

CEIRC Program Participants

Author Feona Abercrombie
Last modified 14 November 2018