Free Open Access Publishing with Cambridge University Press

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce that the NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), of which Columbia is a core member, has signed a Read and Publish Agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that will waive article processing charges (APCs) for open access articles that meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with Columbia University
  • Be original research (eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports)
  • Be accepted for publication in a CUP journal that is covered by the agreement
  • Be accepted for publication on or after January 1, 2022

Open access refers to journal articles and other research outputs that are freely available to download and read, which can increase the visibility and reach of scholarly work. To begin the process of publishing open access with a CUP journal, register for an account via their online submission system with a Columbia email address in order to waive APCs.

Have questions about publishing open access with a CUP journal? Columbia librarians are available via email at to help guide researchers through the application and publishing process. You can also find answers to many questions about open access, copyright and licensing, and other publishing topics on the Libraries’ Scholarly Communications web page.