Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, as a member of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), has entered into a “read and publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press through 2023. The agreement enables University of San Francisco-affiliated authors to publish articles in fully open-access or hybrid open-access Cambridge journals at no cost to individuals, and make them freely available to read. Importantly, the agreement maintains our access to Cambridge’s nearly 400 peer-reviewed journals.
“This is a new area for Gleeson and USF, and we are hopeful that this program will be successful and lead to future transformative agreements for faculty publishing,” said Erika Johnson, Associate Dean for Collection Services at Gleeson Library. “By reducing publishing fees, we hope to encourage and enable more USF authors to publish open access and increase the global impact of their research.”
The Cambridge agreement represents a shift from a traditional subscription model towards greater support for open-access publishing. Through this agreement, author fees are waived and covered by the amount the library pays to Cambridge over three years for read access to subscription journals and for USF authors to publish in open-access Cambridge journals.
To publish open access in Cambridge journals, the following terms apply:
- Articles must have a corresponding author affiliated with the University of San Francisco.
- Articles must be original research – eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports.
- Articles must be accepted for publication in the 370+ Cambridge University Press journals covered by the agreement.
- Articles must be accepted for publication before December 31, 2023, when the current agreement ends.
- There is no limit on the number of times authors may publish in eligible Cambridge University Press journals.
- This agreement does not include Cambridge open-access books or fully subscription journals; only journals linked above are eligible.
*With thanks to Charlotte Roh and Erika Johnson for their review.