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Open Access Publishing Agreements: Cambridge University Press

Discover the current open access publishing agreements in place, allowing options for publishing research open access at no cost to the author.

Agreement details

The four year IReL-CUP agreement allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish original research and review articles open access upon publication at no extra cost.

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026.

OA quota per year: unlimited.

What journals are included?

All CUP hybrid and fully open access journals (please see CUP agreement page).

Further information

Instructions for authors

Eligible authors: the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time. Requests for OA are subject to approval by participating institutions.

Eligible article types: a research, case report, brief report, review or rapid communications format article. 

OA publishing license: choice of a CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-SA, and CC-BY-NC-ND license. May vary per journal.