Cambridge University Press – an open access agreement for KI researchers

As a researcher at the Karolinska Institutet you can publish open access free of charge in 320 hybrid journals* and 40 fully open access journals** from Cambridge University Press.

Between Swedish research institutions and Cambridge University Press there is now a national agreement which entitles KI researchers to publish their articles open access in Cambridge University Press hybrid journals and fully open access journals. In this agreement, the publication fee (article processing charge or APC) is already prepaid, since the agreement includes both the costs of the library's subscriptions as well as the costs of open access publishing. The agreement applies from 1 January 2019 through 31 December 2021.

How do I proceed as an author?

The agreement requires that you are:
   •  corresponding author 
   •  affiliated with KI

When you as a corresponding author have a paper accepted in one of the hybrid or fully open acess journals (see list below), you will have the option to publish open access without any cost. An email will be sent to you from the service provider RightsLink, and once you have logged in to the system you can enter your affiliated institution at the required stage. This will then cause APC payments to be waived for affiliated authors.

More details

Download a list of the journals covered (pdf).

Please contact Library Research Support if you have questions about how Cambridge University Press Read & Publish works or publishing in general.

**A hybrid journal is a journal that is basically subscription based, but where individual articles may be made open access, usually by paying a publishing fee (article processing charge or APC).

**All content in fully open access journals is freely available and accessible for anyone, no subscriptions needed. These journals are mostly published by open access publishers such as PLoS (Public Library of Science), but many traditional publishers also publish fully open access journals.

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