Research staff will be able to publish free of charge in the majority of Cambridge University Press journals

This transformative new agreement, valid until 2026, will allow publishing without a cap on APCs, which is the fee paid to make articles available in open access.

The CRAI has established a transformative agreement so that research staff can publish in immediate open access in the majority of hybrid and Gold journals from Cambridge University Press. This publication may be made without limits on APCs (Article Processing Charge, which is the fee they often pay to make their articles available in open access), with the exception of the journals Cambridge Prisms and Research Directions Journals. This agreement, valid until 2026, is added to those that the URV already has with the publishers Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, ACS, Emerald, RSC, AIP, IEEE and SCOAP3.

The signing of transformative agreements is part of the dissemination and development of the open science strategy included in the recently approved Strategic Plan for the CRAI. In this sense, it makes it easier for researchers to publish in open access, reducing costs through agreements with publishers and influencing the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Since April 2021, the date on which the first agreements with publishers were signed, the URV research community has been able to publish more than 500 articles in open access free of charge (222 of them in 2023).

You will find all the information about this agreement in the “Cambridge University Press Agreement” section of the Guide for the transformative agreements.

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