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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"

    Benefits of publishing Open Access

    Did you know that 75% of OA articles get more citations than their non-OA equivalents, receiving on average 30-50% more citations?


    Open Access Waivers & Discounts

    The costs of publishing Gold OA are typically, but not always, paid through an article processing 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.

    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.

    To find out if you're eligible, please use our new eligibility checker tool. You can also explore our OA publishing agreements.