Open access at the MJA

The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is committed to providing open access to its content. Open access ensures that:

  • Authors retain copyright and have control over the distribution of their article with a Creative Commons license.
  • Authors fully comply with funder requirements for open access, including those of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Repository-based (green) open access

Authors may immediately deposit the final version of an open access article in an online repository or institutional or personal website following publication. For non-open access articles, they may deposit the author-accepted version after 12 months.

Journal-based (gold) open access

This option is made available through the MJA’s publishing partner, Wiley, and is subject to the payment of individual article processing charges.

The article is made openly available via Wiley Online Library and on the MJA website.

Authors can immediately post the final, published PDF (version of record) of their article on a website, institutional repository, or other free public server.

Articles will be automatically submitted to PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites, when appropriate.

Authors whose institutions are not participating in the CAUL–Wiley agreement pay an article publication charge (APC) of US$3090, £2320, EUR2630 (AU$ pricing is not currently offered to MJA authors). Costs correct as of September 2023.

Your institution or funder may be able to help with open access article publication charges (APCs) through a Wiley Open Access Account, or as part of a Read and Publish agreement with Wiley (such as the CAUL–Wiley agreement detailed below).

With Wiley Open Access Accounts and Read and Publish Agreements, APCs may be covered in full or part for affiliated authors publishing in Wiley fully open access journals or hybrid journals, such as the MJA.

Find out here if your institution or funder may cover your open access APCs.

CAUL–Wiley Agreement

Authors affiliated with institutions in Australia and New Zealand that are participating in Wiley’s Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Read and Publish agreement may elect to publish open access with no author facing article processing charges (APC). To ensure eligibility, authors should review the terms, place their CAUL institution’s affiliation as the first listed and use their institutional email address. Authors must select open access publication under the CAUL agreement when completing their licensing agreement with Wiley, as it is not possible take advantage of this arrangement once the article has been published.

For more information on open access policies, please visit or explore the options at Wiley's Author Resources pages