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Transformative agreements; migrating scholarly communication: Cambridge University Press

Migrating scholarly communication

Publishing gold open access in a Cambridge University Press Journal


The Unisa Library signed its first transformative agreement with Cambridge University Press Journals beginning on 1 January 2021. The agreement will continue until 2024 and may be renewed and is listed here

The entire Cambrige University Press Journals collection is accessible as part of this agreement. 

Unisa authors are able to publish gold open access in any hybrid or gold open access title from Cambridge University Press. There is no limit on the number of gold open access articles that may be accepted. 

To be eligible, articles must: 

  • Be submitted through the Cambridge University Press submission system from the journal home page 
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with the University of South Africa
  • Be original research, eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports
  • Be accepted for publication from 1 January 2024. 

How to publish under this agreement: 

  • Prepare and format your manuscript according to the instructions for contributors on the journal home page
  • Submit your manuscript on your chosen journal's homepage and complete the submission form 
  • Complete your Open Access publishing agreement  by selecting a creative commons license. 
  • Your APC will automatically be waived or approved if you met the author affiliation eligibility criteria
  • Once published, anyone can find, read and share your research immediately. 

Watch this short video from Cambridge on publishing Open Access with them:  How to publish Open Access under this agreement

Follow this step-by-step guide to publishing Open Access in Cambridge Journals: Publishing Open Access in Cambridge Journals 

Information on the Cambridge University Press Journals agreement with SANLiC is available on this page and information on Publishing Open Access with Cambridge University Press.