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Free Open Access Publishing Opportunities for The Claremont Colleges Authors:

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

Read-and-publish deal with Cambridge University Press

The Claremont Colleges as a member of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), is part of a read-and-publish agreement with Cambridge University Press until December 31, 2023. In addition to providing The Claremont Colleges access to read a much larger number of Cambridge journals, this agreement allows The Claremont Colleges - affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access in many Cambridge journals at no cost to themselves.

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

Please read on for information to determine if your research publication is eligible and to learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Is my research eligible?

To be eligible, articles must:

How to publish Open Access under this agreement

1. Check your eligibility

  • To publish OA under this agreement, the corresponding author must be affiliated with The Claremont Colleges (verified by use of a one of the seven colleges' email addresses).

2. Submit your research

3. Complete your OA publishing agreement

  • Once your work has been accepted, complete and submit the journal’s OA author publishing agreement and select the Creative Commons license that will determine how readers can use your article.

4. Coordinate the APC transaction

  • Rightslink will then contact you to coordinate "payment" of your APC (Article Processing Charge, or the charge to publish Open Access). This is a necessary part of the process, even though there will be no cost to you as a Claremont Colleges - affiliated author. Once taken to the payment portal, you should select the option to "Apply Discounts" on the "Charges Estimate" page, then enter "Claremont Colleges" into the "Affiliation Discount" box.

5. Publication

  • Congratulations! Once your article has published, anyone can find, read, and share your Open Access research.


This Research Guide was adapted from the "Free Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Chapman Authors" by Kristin Laughtin-Dunker.

Scholarly Communications & Open Publishing Coordinator

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Jennifer Beamer

MSc., MLISc., PhD. Candidate

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