Cambridge Read & Publish Deal


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What is the Cambridge Read & Publish deal?

OhioLINK Cambridge Read & Publish Deal

Benefits for Shawnee State University community beginning January 1, 2022:

  • Students, faculty, and staff have access to articles in all 400+ journals published by Cambridge University Press.
  • All faculty (full-time, part-time, and adjunct), administrators, and hourly workers can publish open access (OA) journal articles at Cambridge University Press-published journals for no additional charge. Articles go through the same rigorous peer-review process as non-OA articles.

Please use this guide for more information or go to the OhioLINK author information page.

OhioLINK is embarking upon an agreement with Cambridge University Press with two major benefits for students and faculty at institutions of higher education in Ohio.  This deal provides expanded access to important published research from Cambridge University Press and is the first such “Read & Publish” deal with an open access publishing component for OhioLINK.

What is Open Access (OA)?

What is Open Access (OA)?

Open access (OA) is a way to publish that makes content freely available to read with no subscription or access fees, as well as licensing the work to allow for reuse.  OhioLINK's Read & Publish deal with Cambridge applies to articles published as "Gold open access," in either fully open access journals or hybrid open access journals. 

Gold open access refers to articles that are published as open access when the author pays an article publishing charge (APC). This APC allows the journal to make the article openly available without any subscription or fee to read.  These articles may be published in either a fully gold open access journal (in which all articles are open access, so there is never a subscription fee for the journal) or a hybrid journal (in which authors have the option to publish as open access, so that the journal has some open access articles and some subscription access articles).