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Research Publishing & Impact: Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press: Read and Publish Agreement

Cambridge University Press currently publishes more than 400 peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.

The agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish into the majority Cambridge University Press journals without the need of any transactional article processing charge or payment (APC). Further information on this agreement is available from Cambridge University Press.

Cambridge UP has reported on Jan-Aug 2022 publishing for Otago versus all Australian/NZ institutions:

Included titles

The agreement allows for publishing in 406 titles. Titles include:

  • High impact titles such as Acta Numerica, British Journal of Psychiatry, and Political Analysis
  • Titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship including the Journal of Fluid MechanicsPublic Health Nutrition, and Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, amongst many others.

View the full Otago title list

The agreement includes the following journals from Australian and New Zealand Societies:

Journal Society
ANZIAM Journal The Australian Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society The Australian Mathematical Society
Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society The Australian Mathematical Society
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools The Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
Behaviour Change Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT)
Brain Impairment Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI)
Twin Research and Human Genetics International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) and the Human Genetics Society of Australia
Australian Journal of Environmental Education Australian Association for Environmental Education
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia Astronomical Society of Australia
Journal of Management & Organization Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Antichthon The Australasian Society for Classical Studies
Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education The Australian Association of Special Education Inc.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Rapid communications
  • Brief reports
  • Case reports.

Article types excluded from this agreement include

  • Abstracts
  • Addendums
  • Article commentary
  • Book reviews
  • Books received
  • Calendars
  • Collections
  • Commentaries
  • Contents
  • Corrections
  • Corrigendum
  • Discussions
  • Editorials
  • Errata
  • In brief
  • Introductions
  • Letters
  • Meeting reports
  • News
  • Obituaries
  • Orations
  • Product reviews
  • Replies
  • Retractions.  

Authors may publish excluded article types as “closed access” or pay an article processing charge (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement. In the case of journals departing the Cambridge Collection, the accepted article must be published by CUP (ie before the journal moves to another publisher) in order to be eligible under this agreement.

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.

Other charges

Page and colour charges are not included in the R&P agreement, and only apply to print journals. Journals that have page charges (for print) are:

  • Radiocarbon (RDC)
  • Weed Technology (WET)
  • Invasive Plant Science and Management (INP)
  • Weed Science (WSC).

Corresponding authors from Otago as an affiliated institution may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the author's choice of the following licences:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-SA
  • CC-BY-ND
  • CC-BY-NC
  • CC-BY-NC-ND.

Further information about the licences is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow CUP’s usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage on Cambridge Core.
  2. On acceptance of the article, CUP will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects Gold Open Access and confirms the licence type (i.e. CC-BY).
  4. Rightslink works on the publisher's behalf to manage the APCs. When the  submitting author is from an eligible CAUL institution, the APC will be automatically waived.

Also see the Step by Step Guide to Publishing OA in Cambridge Journals.

Author identification

In all correspondence with the publisher and Rightslink, authors must use their:

  • Institutional postal address
  • Institutional email address
  • ORCID.


  • The agreement provides open access publishing in the journals listed under 'Included titles' by corresponding authors of institutions listed under 'Participating institutions'. 
  • There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published under the agreement.
  • There are no transactional APCs or other service charges for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions.
  • Preprints or submitted manuscripts under review (SMUR) can be archived at any time. Author accepted manuscripts can be archived to institutional repositories at any time. For further information, view the Green Open Access Policy for Journals.
  • Article metadata is also sent to several other repositories. For details view the "About the Journal" pages for each journal on the publisher's website.

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