Cambridge University Press

Open Access Publishing in CUP Journals

FinELib’s agreement with Cambridge University Press allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in hybrid and Gold OA journals included in CUP’s Full Collection at no additional charge.

The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from library budgets.

For articles in CUP Research Directions and Cambridge Prisms special collections, a 10% automatic discount on the normal APC (Article Processing Charge) applies.

Articles accepted for publication from 1.1.2024 can be retroactively converted to OA at no cost to the author. CUP will contact eligible authors after the signing of the agreement. If you are eligible but haven’t been contacted by 9/2024, please contact finelib@helsinki.fi.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

Please ensure that you supply your affiliation accurately and use your institutional email address when submitting the article.

Need support? Not sure of your eligibility? Email oaqueries@cambridge.org or contact your library/information services.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible

What do I need to do to publish in CUP's

CUP's Full Collection

Step 1 – Manuscript Submission

  • Click 'Submit your article' on your chosen journal’s homepage.

  • Complete the submission form in the journal’s Online Peer Review System (OPRS).

  • Ensure you select or supply your affiliation accurately when prompted during the submission process.

Step 2 – Open Access Author Publishing Agreement

  • Upon acceptance, follow email instructions from Cambridge to complete your author publishing agreement.

  • Select the gold open access option to take advantage of your organisation’s transformative agreement.

  • Confirm the Creative Commons license under which your article should be published.

We advise that authors select the CC BY publication license (the default option) whenever available. Also, please note that the Finnish national policy on open access strongly recommends the selection of the CC BY licence, while several funders require it.

Step 3 – APC Transaction Process

  • You will receive an email from Rightslink to invite you to transact your article processing charge (APC). When prompted, select the option to 'seek funding' from your institutional agreement.

  • If your article complies with all relevant eligibility criteria, your APC will be automatically waived. Please note that your library will need to approve your waiver via the Rightslink Institutional Portal.

Step 4 – Article Production

  • Your article will now move through the production process: Copy editing → Type setting → Author proof → Final type setting.

See Publishing an accepted paperThe Production Process.

Step 5 – Article Publication

  • You will be notified upon the publication of your article via an e-mail from Cambridge.

Please note that if your request is not approved (i.e. if you are not eligible), you will need to arrange payment of the APC via another method.

CUP Research Directions and Cambridge Prisms special collections

The 10% APC discount will be applied automatically based on affiliation.

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Oxford University Press

Open Access Publishing in OUP's Journals

FinELib’s agreement with OUP allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in OUP’s hybrid journals at no additional charge. The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from library budgets.

For articles in OUP's fully OA journals, a 15% discount on the normal APC (Article Processing Charge) applies.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are the corresponding author of the article.

  • Your article is peer-reviewed.

  • Your article is not published in a Supplement.

Need support? Not sure of your eligibility? Email your library/information services.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible

What do I need to do to publish in OUP's hybrid journals?

To get started:

  • When submitting your paper, make sure you indicate the qualifying institution as your primary affiliation.

  • Once your paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, you will receive an email containing a link to the Online Licensing and Payment System, SciPris.

  • Click "Select a license" to proceed.

Step 1 - Welcome

Click "Continue with open access agreements". For screenshots, see OUP's Author Guide (pdf).

Step 2 - Register/Sign in

Sign in and create an account if you don't have one. In case you already have one, select the author.

Step 3 - Select a license

Select your OA licence and click "I accept". We recommend that authors select the CC BY publication license. The Finnish national policy on open access strongly recommends the selection of the CC BY licence, while several funders mandate it.

Step 4 - Arrange Payment

Click "Submit request" to send your request for review.

Step 5 - Confirmation

  • View your dashboard. A confirmation will be displayed.

  • Your institution will now validate your eligibility. When publishing in a subscription/hybrid journal, you will receive an email when your request has been been reviewed.

  • Once approved, your article will be made freely available online.

Please note that if your request is not approved (i.e. if you are not eligible), you will need to arrange payment of the APC via another method.

What do I need to do to publish in OUP's fully OA journals?

  • The 15% APC discount will be applied automatically based on affiliation.

  • You will see the discounted rate when you login to select a license and proceed to arranging payment.

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