Cambridge University Press APCs for open access publishing

No or discounted Article Processing Charges for authors when publishing in open access in a Cambridge University Press journal

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Cambridge University Press APCs for open access publishing

ABOUT THE AGREEMENT

TYPE:
Hybrid, Fully open access
SUBJECTS:
Applied Sciences, Business & Management, Earth Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Social Sciences
PUBLISHER/VENDOR:
AGREEMENT TERM:
31 Dec 2022

EIFL has negotiated waived and discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL partner countries when they publish in a fully open access (gold) journal. In addition, authors from countries that have signed a read & publish agreement can publish for free, at no APC cost, in open access in a hybrid journal or a fully open access journal.

Below are the agreed terms for publishing in a Cambridge University Press fully open access (gold) journal:

  • Waived article processing charges - no fees for corresponding authors from: Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana (please check publishing terms for hybrid journals in the section below), Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar, Moldova, Nepal, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • 50% discount for all corresponding authors from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Botswana, Fiji (authors from eligible institutions can publish for free in fully open access and hybrid journals, please check section below), Georgia, Kosovo, Maldives, Namibia, North Macedonia, Palestine (authors from eligible institution can publish for free in fully open access and hybrid journals, please check section below), Serbia, Uzbekistan

Corresponding authors from the below affiliated institutions in Estonia, Fiji, Ghana, Latvia, Lithuania and Palestine, where consortia have signed read & publish agreements, can publish their articles for free in open access in hybrid journals and fully open access journals from Cambridge University Press:

  • Estonia: Tartu University (full collection, view the title list here), Tallinn University of Technology (full collection, view the title list here), Estonian University of Life Sciences (STM collection, view the title list here), Tallinn University (HSS collection, view the title list here), Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre (HSS collection, view the title list here).
  • Fiji: Fiji National University (full collection, view the title list here)
  • Ghana: Check the list of eligible institution here (full collection, view the title list here)
  • Latvia: Daugavpils University (HSS collection, view the title list here), Liepaja University (full collection, view the title list here).
  • Lithuania: European Humanities University (HSS collection, view the title list here), Vilnius University (full collection, view the title list here), Vytautas Magnus University (HSS collection, view the title list here
  • Palestine: Birzeit University (full collection, view the title list here), An-Najah University (full collection, view the title list here), Al Quds University (full collection, view the title list here). 
  • Article types covered: research article, review article, rapid communication, brief report, case.
  • Article types NOT covered: Book reviews, Discussions, Editorials, Introductions, Letters, Meeting reports, Proceedings
  • For definitions of the above visit this page.

For authors from countries that have signed up to read & publish, waivers of APCs will be automatically applied if the institution/consortium has chosen the touch free work flow. For institutions/consortia that have not chosen the touch free work flow, authors need to select ‘Apply Discounts’ within the Rightslink process, even if they are automatically recognized.

Once the completed licence to publish form has been received, authors will receive an email from Rightslink-CCC, who work on Cambridge’s behalf to collect Article Processing Charges (APCs). All authors must complete this process. Within the Rightslink process, corresponding Authors from eligible countries should select their country and select ‘Apply Discounts’. They will then be returned to an updated version of the charges page, where the net total will be updated to reflect the waiver.

This title list shows the full price of the APC of fully open access titles. You will have to reduce the price by 50%. 

You can also double check this by clicking on “Download our full list of APC charges” on this Cambridge University Press website page in case the APC has changed since the title list was last updated. 

You can view the fully open access title list here and browse it by subject. This title list will be updated twice a year, no later than 31st July and 31st January each year. The current list was confirmed on 14th January 2022.  For country-specific title lists, please see below 'Where else can I publish in open access?'

Click on your country below to get the list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated open access publishing terms for. You can browse the list by subject, impact factor, and publisher.

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Botswana, China, Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

On 15th March 2020 we ran a webinar on this agreement; you can view the recording or download the introductory EIFL slides and the Cambridge UP slides.

Contact us if you have questions Licensing Programme Manager Lorraine Estelle: lorraine.estelle@eifl.net