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Cambridge University Press and Spanish National Research Council announce transformative Open Access agreement -

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press has reached a transformative Open Access agreement with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). The three-year ‘read and publish’ deal is the first such agreement between a university press and Spanish research institutions, and the first that Cambridge University Press has signed in southern Europe.

Read and publish deals pay for an institution to access a publisher’s journals and also covers any Article Processing Charges the institution’s authors would normally pay to publish their work Open Access with that publisher.

CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Starting in 2020, authors from its 120 affiliated institutions will be able to publish publicly-financed research articles in the Press’s hybrid and fully Open Access journals. In addition, CSIC members will have access to the Press’ full collection of more than 400 journals across STM and HSS.

It follows a number of similar agreements between the Press and higher education and research institutions around the world. In April the Press reached an agreement with the University of California, its first such deal in the Americas. Other recent read and publish agreements include the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia; the Max Planck Society and the Bavarian State Library in Germany; Jisc in the UK; the Bibsam consortium of Swedish higher education and research institutions, and the UKB consortium of Dutch university libraries.

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