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Cambridge University Press

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, 2024. In addition to providing The Claremont Colleges access to read a much larger number of Cambridge journals, this agreement allows Claremont - 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 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.

*Extended one year from the previous date of December 31, 2023.

Author Eligibility:

To be eligible, articles must:

How the Process Works:

1. Check your eligibility

  • To publish  in Open Access, the corresponding author must be affiliated with The Claremont Colleges (verified using one of our Seven campuses' 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 - affiliated author. Once taken to the payment portal, you should select the option to "Apply Discounts" on the "Charges Estimate" page, then enter " your "Claremont" campus into the "Affiliation Discount" box.

5. Publication

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

Additional information: