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Scholarly Communications

"Read and Publish" Agreements

A "Read and Publish" agreement is an agreement that bundles journal subscriptions and APCs, allowing university researchers to publish Open Access articles in hybrid or full open-access journals using prepaid APCs. They are intended to be transitional, making it easier for publishers to move from a subscription to an OA model.

The Claremont Colleges, as members of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), are part of several read-and-publish agreement that allow Claremont - affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access in the journals listed below at no cost to you the Author. These agreements are negotiated at the Consortium level for SCELC Libraries. They only cover journal articles, not monographs. 

Below are Information on agreements that allow Claremont Colleges authors to publish open access for free in selected journals

In other terms, this agreement covers the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Claremont authors whose research articles are accepted for publication in applicable the journals during the specific agreements.

Please read the specific agreements information to determine if your research publication is eligible and to learn how to take advantage of these opportunities.

Read and Publish Agreements: 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Cambridge University Press
The Company of Biologists

If you are not publishing in one of these venues - there are still opportunities for you to publish open access in our Institutional Repository or other venues.

You can get further information about Open Access Opportunities and agreements in several ways:

Contact your Subject Librarian

or Contact Jennifer Beamer PhD, Head of Scholarly Communication and Open Publishing