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Open Access Publishing Partnerships

Information and resources on open access journals, publishing, and funding.

General Information

Cambridge University Press

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Cambridge University Press have entered into an Open Access publishing agreement. Under the agreement, there will be no charge for corresponding authors from Purdue University who publish open access in CUP’s gold (40 titles) and hybrid journals (330 titles). In addition, Purdue users will have access to over 400 journals, a significant increase in access to CUP journal content.

To be eligible for free publication, articles must:

  • Be original research
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with Purdue University
  • Be accepted for publication in a Cambridge University Press journal
  • Be accepted for publication between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023

View the BTAA announcement.


Who is eligible to participate?

Corresponding authors affiliated with Purdue University-West Lafayette.

Which journals are covered under this agreement?

Cambridge University Press Gold Open Access journals and Hybrid Open Access journals. Visit Cambridge University Press to find journals supporting open access, or download the CUP list of eligible journals.

What do I need to do to participate?

You must opt-in to this Open Access agreement with CUP. When your manuscript is accepted for publication, fill in and submit the OA author publishing agreement. This will indicate that you wish to publish open access and move your manuscript into production. Article Processing Charges are transacted in Rightslink.

  1. You will receive an email from Rightslink requesting APC payment. (Please note that APCs are not automatically waived.)
  2. Log in or create an account in Rightslink.
  3. Following the email link, and once logged in to Rightslink, a notification will appear which invites authors to seek funding from their institution (1) or nominate a payee for their APC (2). Authors are automatically matched with the Purdue/BTAA agreement.
  4. Confirm transaction.
Which Creative Commons License should I choose?

           Visit Creative Commons to learn more about CC Licenses. For super quick decision making, use the Creative Commons License Chooser tool.

Can I still access other Cambridge University Press journal content?

This is a Read and Publish agreement. Purdue users can still read and access content in Cambridge University Press journals, whether or not that content is Open Access.

Do I HAVE to use the open access option?

No. Under this agreement, authors may choose whether or not they wish to participate.

What is a "Read and Publish" agreement?

A Read-and-Publish agreement is an agreement in which the publisher receives payment for reading as well as payment for publishing bundled into a single contract. For more information about this, and other transformative agreements, see "Transformative Agreements: A Primer" by L. Hinchliffe.

I still have questions. Who can I ask?

Purdue University-West Lafayette: Nina Collins,