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Welcome to your librarian hub for Open Access at Cambridge University Press. Open Access (OA) can be quite daunting, so we've created this page to help you navigate our different resources. Learn about our OA policies, what we publish OA and how you can support your institution when publishing OA journals, books, monographs and Elements. 

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Open Access at Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is committed to investing in open solutions, products and processes that support the dissemination of research. Open Access (OA) makes scholarly research permanently available online and allows research findings to be accessible for anyone.

Open Access policies

We support social sharing and Green and Gold OA for books, journals and elements. You can find out more about our approach to open research and our Open Access policies here.

Open Access content

You can publish OA journals, articles, books and Elements with Cambridge University Press. Our Open Access content is available to view here

Access KBART and MARC files

Did you know that you can download our OA KBART list directly from Core? Visit this page to access KBART and MARC files and OCLC numbers for your organisation.

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OA books publishing

We offer authors the option of publishing their monographs or Cambridge Elements as OA, allowing them to make their work freely available without compromising any aspect of the publishing process. All OA books publishing by Cambridge pass through the same rigorous peer review and production process as any non-OA monograph.

For more information about publishing an OA book with Cambridge, read our guide and check out our publishing process below:


OA journals publishing

Read and Publish agreements allow you to convert your institution's publishing to OA sustainably, whilst also granting your patrons access to high-quality, peer reviewed journals from Cambridge University Press.

Cambridge are excited to have signed Read and Publish agreements with over 35 countries, meaning researchers from over 1000 institutions worldwide can publish articles Gold OA at no cost to them.

Benefits for your institution:

  • Sustainably convert your institution's publishing to Gold OA
  • An agreement tailored to your publishing profile
  • Close collaboration to enhance workflow and processes

Find out more: Watch our webinar on the Read and Publish model or contact your usual Cambridge representative.

''R&P is a clear model and offers extra flexibility to authors, by contrast to other OA models that have complicated procedures for both researchers and libraries.''
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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