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Open Access Publishing at the University of Notre Dame

CUP Publishing Discount Details

Who is covered?

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Notre Dame. 

Which journals are covered?

All journals published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) which are either fully open access or offer an open access option (hybrid journals). A complete listing of Cambridge journals is located here. Any journal marked with “Open access” or “Contains open access” on that page is included in the agreement.


What is the discount?

The Read and Publish agreement between the University of Notre Dame and Cambridge University Press waives article processing charges (APCs) at 100% for qualifying journals for the following article types: research articles, reviews, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports.


How can I apply for this discount?

See CUP’s Authors Guide to Paying an Article Processing Charge (APC) for more information. When prompted for information about an affiliation discount, select the University of Notre Dame. 


Which licenses are available?

CUP offers Creative Commons licenses for articles published as OA. If no Creative Commons license is selected, the CC BY license will be applied by default. 

Authors retain copyright when publishing open access, but must sign an individual license to publish (LTP) with the specific journal. For journals with digital contract signature, the author is sent a digital copy of the contract to review and sign. Journals that are not using the digital workflow will have their LTPs available on their journal page, as in this example

What is the business model behind this arrangement?

The University of Notre Dame, through the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) consortium, has a transformative “Read & Publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press which covers access to CUP journals and payments for open access publication of University of Notre Dame research in CUP journals.