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Open Access Resources: Read and Publish

Cambridge Read and Publish

As part of a 3-year agreement with the UT System Digital Library Consortium and Cambridge University Press, the UT Health San Antonio Library has gained access to all Cambridge University Press journal content.

The agreement, often referred to as a Read & Publish Agreement, aims to serve authors and the wider community by publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed OA content. This waives publishing fees for authors who wish to publish in open access (OA) Cambridge University journals.

Read more about the Cambridge agreement with the University of Texas System

Benefits for authors:

  • Take advantage of an institutional agreement that covers your Open Access publishing fee or provides a discount
  • Publish under a creative commons license to determine how readers can use your article
  • Increase visibility for your research, leading to higher citations, wider reach and global impact.

Which Cambridge journals are covered by the Read & Publish agreement?
This agreement secures reading access to Cambridge's full package of journals, 403 titles in 2021. Publishing rights are guaranteed to all hybrid and gold OA journals – in 2021, the OA status of titles on our list is as follows:

2021 Goal OA Journals 2021 Hybrid Journals 2021 Total Journals
40 330 403

Is there a limit to the number of articles that can be published open access under this agreement?
No. The UT System has an uncapped agreement, which places no limit on the number of articles that can be published open, by eligible corresponding authors in eligible journals.

Are all submissions eligible?

Not all submission categories are included in the Read & Publish agreement. 

  • Acceptable: research articles; review articles; rapid communication; brief reports; and case reports. 
  • Not Covered: book reviews; discussions; editorials; introductions; letters; meeting reports; and proceedings

How can authors identify themselves as being affiliated with a participating institution?
The corresponding author must use their institutional affiliation (ideally with an Orcid ID), including institutional email address, when submitting their article. Upon acceptance of their article by a journal, the corresponding author should then complete and submit the journal’s relevant OA author publishing agreement and select the creative commons license which will determine how readers can use their article. During a subsequent production process, the article will then be mapped as eligible under a read and publish agreement. Corresponding authors affiliated with participating UT institutions, publishing research articles in eligible journals, will have their APC fully covered by their institution.

The corresponding author is defined as:
The person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. The author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material.