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Cambridge University Press announces transformative agreements with the NERL and OhioLINK library consortia -

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press has entered into two major new open access publishing agreements in the United States.

Transformative agreements with both the NERL and OhioLINK library consortia will support researchers at dozens more US universities and higher education institutions to publish their findings open access in Cambridge journals.

They are part of an unprecedented expansion in the number of transformative agreements that Cambridge has in the US. Since 2020 the number of institutions covered has leaped from 13 to 280, including a diverse mix of state university systems, liberal arts colleges, and major research universities.

Cambridge is committed to transitioning the majority of its research journals publishing to full open access by 2025, with transformative agreements an essential part of its strategy.

Research from NERL members alone accounts for over 25 percent of Cambridge’s US-originated output. The agreement with the consortium, therefore, ensures a new and significant portion of research in Cambridge journals can now be published open access.

Transformative agreements cover the cost for participating institutions to access a publisher’s journals and any fees their authors would normally pay to publish their work open access with that publisher.

Brigitte Weinsteiger, Gershwind & Bennett Family Associate Vice Provost for Collections & Scholarly Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, worked closely with Cambridge to establish the terms of the partnership on behalf of NERL.

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