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BU Libraries enter open access publishing agreement with Cambridge University Press

November 1st, 2023

The BU Libraries have entered an agreement with Cambridge University Press to cover open access publishing costs for Boston University-affiliated authors publishing in assorted journals. 

Although authors are occasionally required to pay a publication fee to make the published version open access, publishers may waive these costs for BU authors when the library’s subscription to the publication permits it through open access agreements. As part the BU Libraries’ agreement with Cambridge University Press, these fees will be fully waived for all BU-affiliated authors publishing in Cambridge University Press open access journals and hybrid journals with an open access option. BU community members also have access to extended Cambridge University Press subscription journal content through the agreement. 

Learn more about the this agreement, who is eligible for the fee waiver, and how to apply by visiting the BU Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Support page. 

BU’s Open Access policy allows BU authors to make all accepted manuscripts of their scholarly articles available open access through the library digital repository at no cost. Reach out to the BU Libraries (open-help@bu.edu) for assistance.