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The Open Research movement seeks to maximise the impact and benefits of research by prioritising barrier-free access to research findings, data and methodologies. Open Research reflects a fundamental belief that the pursuit of knowledge benefits directly from collaboration, transparency, rapid dissemination and accessibility.

Open Access (OA) has become an important way to make research findings freely available for anyone to access and view. Cambridge Open serves authors and the wider community by publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed OA content. We support and promote all forms of OA that are financially sustainable. Our introduction to open access page provides some essential information about the types of OA we offer. You can also read A Guide to Open Access at Cambridge, or our Frequently Asked Questions for Authors.

We publish Gold OA journals and books, and we work with publishing partners such as learned societies to develop OA for different communities.

We also support social sharing and Green OA (also called Green archiving) across our journals and books programmes, allowing authors to deposit content in PubMed Central, other institutional and subject-specific repositories, and commercial social sharing sites. Cambridge Open allows authors to comply with the Gold and Green OA requirements of major funders.


Quick links to key policies and information

For authors and others:

  • Gold OA journals, books and Elements
  • Our Article Processing Charges (APCs) for journals
  • Green OA and social sharing policy for journals
  • Green OA and social sharing policy for books
  • Green OA and social sharing policy for Elements
  • Social sharing information and policies

  • For institutions:

  • Avoiding double-dipping

  • Read our Guide to Open Access at Cambridge

    A Guide to Open Access at Cambridge cover


    Introducing Cambridge Open