Cambridge University Press Agreement: Full Waiver of Article Processing Charges for WashU Corresponding Authors

Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new agreement (January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023) with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that entitles corresponding authors from WashU a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for nearly 400 journals. Article types covered under the agreement are: Research Articles, Rapid Communications, Review Articles, Brief Reports, and Case Reports.

Among the CUP journals of interest to WashU School of Medicine authors are:

  • Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
  • Cardiology in the Young

Other eligible CUP journals and instructions are noted on the CUP Open Access Waivers and Discounts portal. Authors will be required to sign a Creative Commons license when submitting a manuscript for peer review.

As a reminder to authors, most agreements including the CUP agreement, require that corresponding authors be affiliated with WashU. The corresponding author should enter their affiliation in the Online Peer Review System (OPRS) and use their email address. Most journal publishers allow for multiple corresponding authors. CUP advises authors to discuss the designation of the corresponding author early in the research process to benefit from the agreement. A Step-by-Step Guide from CUP outlines the process for authors.

The CUP agreement also provides access to current issues for all CUP journals (Cambridge University Press Full Journals Package) along with access to select backfiles.

This agreement is part of the efforts of Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries to remove barriers for authors and to promote Open Scholarship. To learn more about other agreements with publishers that offer a waiver or discount, see: Journals that Offer Discounts or Waivers for Article Processing Charges (APCs).

For more information, please contact Denise Hannibal or Cathy Sarli.