Cambridge University Press APCs for open access publishing

No or discounted Article Processing Charges for authors when publishing in open access in a Cambridge University Press journal

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Cambridge University Press APCs for open access publishing


Hybrid, Fully open access
Applied Sciences, Business & Management, Earth Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Social Sciences
31 Dec 2022

EIFL has negotiated waived and discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL partner countries when they publish in a fully open access (gold) journal. In addition, authors from countries that have signed a read & publish agreement can publish for free, at no APC cost, in open access in a hybrid journal or a fully open access journal.

Below are the agreed terms for publishing in a Cambridge University Press fully open access (gold) journal:

  • Waived article processing charges - no fees for corresponding authors from: Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana (please check publishing terms for hybrid journals in the section below), Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar, Moldova (please check for publishing in hybrid journals in section below) , Nepal, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • 50% discount for all corresponding authors from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Botswana, Fiji (authors from eligible institutions can publish for free in fully open access and hybrid journals, please check section below), Georgia, Kosovo, Maldives, Namibia, North Macedonia, Palestine (authors from eligible institution can publish 2 articles each for free in fully open access and hybrid journals, please check section below), Serbia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Corresponding authors from the below affiliated institutions in Botswana, Estonia, Fiji, Ghana, Latvia, Lithuania, Palestine and Moldova, where consortia have signed read & publish agreements, can publish their articles for free in open access in hybrid journals and fully open access journals from Cambridge University Press:

  • Botswana: Botswana International University of Science and Technology
  • Estonia: Tartu University (full collection), Tallinn University of Technology (full collection), Estonian University of Life Sciences (STM collection), Tallinn University (HSS collection), Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre (HSS collection).
  • Fiji: Fiji National University
  • Ghana: Check the list of eligible institution here
  • Latvia: Daugavpils University (HSS collection), Liepaja University (full collection).
  • Lithuania: European Humanities University (HSS collection), Vilnius University (full collection), Vytautas Magnus University (HSS collection) 
  • Moldova: “Alecu Russo” State University of Balti, “Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu” State University of Cahul, “Grigore Țamblac” State University of Taraclia, „Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University, Academy “Stefan cel Mare” of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Academy of Public Administration, Comrat State University from Moldova, Free International University of Moldova, Moldovan State Institute of International Relations, State Agrarian University of Moldova, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae, Testemitanu”, State University of Moldova, State University of Physical Education and Sport, State University of Tiraspol, Technical University of Moldova, Trade Co-operative University of Moldova
  • Namibia: University of Namibia
  • Palestine: Birzeit University, An-Najah University, Al Quds University
  • Article types covered: research article, review article, rapid communication, brief report, case.
  • Article types NOT covered: Book reviews, Discussions, Editorials, Introductions, Letters, Meeting reports, Proceedings
  • For definitions of the above visit this page.

For authors from countries that have signed up to read & publish, waivers of APCs will be automatically applied if the institution/consortium has chosen the touch free work flow. For institutions/consortia that have not chosen the touch free work flow, authors need to select ‘Apply Discounts’ within the Rightslink process, even if they are automatically recognized.

Once the completed licence to publish form has been received, authors will receive an email from Rightslink-CCC, who work on Cambridge’s behalf to collect Article Processing Charges (APCs). All authors must complete this process. Within the Rightslink process, corresponding Authors from eligible countries should select their country and select ‘Apply Discounts’. They will then be returned to an updated version of the charges page, where the net total will be updated to reflect the waiver.

This title list shows the full price of the APC of each title. You will have to reduce the price by 50%. 

You can also double check this by clicking on “Download our full list of APC charges” on this Cambridge University Press website page in case the APC has changed since the title list was last updated. 

You can view the title list here and browse it by subject. This title list will be updated twice a year, no later than 31st July and 31st January each year. The current list was confirmed on 30th November 2020. Please note this list includes fully open access as well as hybrid journals, which are not included in the offer for all countries. For country-specific title lists, please see below 'Where else can I publish in open access?'

Click on your country below to get the list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated open access publishing terms for. You can browse the list by subject, impact factor, and publisher.

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Botswana, China, Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

On 15th March 2020 we ran a webinar on this agreement; you can view the recording or download the introductory EIFL slides and the Cambridge UP slides.

Contact us if you have questions Licensing Programme Manager Lorraine Estelle: