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Publishing Open Access (OA) helps to advance discovery by allowing anyone, anywhere to find, read, and benefit from your research.

We understand that navigating Open Access is tricky and we are here to support you in whichever route you choose to publish. Across our journals and books, we publish Gold OA, working with publishing partners to develop OA for different communities and Green OA (also called Green archiving), allowing you to socially share your content or deposit it in repositories.

Over 300 Cambridge journals support OA publications: 

  • 44 fully GOLD OA journals
  • More than 330 HYBRID JOURNALS (subscription journals that offer an OA option)
  • Use this page to learn more about Open Access at Cambridge and how we can support you on your publishing journey. Watch our Open Access webinar to find out about the essentials of OA and publishing with Cambridge.

    If you need to find out more about Open Access policies, please click here to visit our policy pages.

    "Our vision is to unlock the potential of high quality research and build an open future"


    As an author, publishing OA provides substantial benefits, including increased visibility, greater accessibility, higher quality, global impact and funder compliance.

    Article submission

    Submitting your manuscript for OA publication involves a series of processes

    OA Submission Process Updated

    How to submit

    Find out more about how to submit a journal article in Open Access by visiting the individual journal homepages and clicking on the information button.

    Publishing your article Open Access

    To find out more about the steps involved in publishing your article Open Access in a Cambridge journal, from manuscript preparation all the way through to article publication, read our guide here.

    Article processing charges

    The costs of publishing Gold OA are typically, but not always, paid through an article process charge (APC) that is met by the author, or the author’s funding body or institution. Only authors of accepted articles are charged an APC and the payment process begins after an article has been accepted.

    Read our guide on how to pay APC here.

    If payment is due, the corresponding author will be contacted by CCC-Rightslink who act on our behalf to collect author charges. Please follow their instructions in order to avoid any delay in the publication of your article.

    All authors must complete the Rightslink transaction process, even if the APC is partially or fully discounted. More information on waivers and discounts can be found here.

    Is your Article Processing Charge (APC) already covered?

    At Cambridge University Press, authors can submit articles with support for paying their APC thanks to our open access publishing agreements with consortia and institutions around the world.

    Authors at participating institutions may be eligible for full waivers or partial discounts, depending on the agreement.

    Find out more here.

    A Guide to Open Access at Cambridge

    Our vision is to unlock the potential of high quality research and build an open future. We see the expansion of our OA book and portfolio as an important step to delivering our vision.

    Find out more here.

    Advance your Research

    Submit to Cambridge Open Engage, the new early research platform. Designed for the rapid dissemination of early and open research (including preprints, posters, presentations and conference papers) it also provides researchers with the space and resources to connect and collaborate with their peers.

    Find out more here.