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Open Access at CBS: Cambridge U.P. Agreement

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Cambridge University Press Agreement on Open Access

Cambridge University Press and Open Access publishing

On the 1st of January 2023, a new consortium agreement between Cambridge University Press and Danish research institutions came into force. To CBS researchers, the agreement means that you can publish your research as Open Access at no cost in a number of Cambridge's journals.

The agreement is valid until 31 December 2025. According to the agreement, the final version of an article can be published as Open Access under a Creative Commons license if it fulfills the agreement conditions. The publication costs are covered by the consortium agreement.

Agreement conditions

To publish Open Access at no cost, the following conditions need to be fulfilled:

  • The manuscript is accepted for publishing after after 1st January 2023.
  • Original research – eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports.
  • Corresponding author is affiliated to Copenhagen Business School.
  • The journal must be part of the agreement

What to do as a researcher?

When your article is accepted for publication, you are guided through the conditions for approval of the agreement's Open Access conditions:

  1. As the corresponding author you must identify yourself by either selected institution, by institutional email or by location.
  2. Select Open Access, if your article is published in an eligible journal.
  3. Choose a Creative Commons license (if you have questions about Creative Commons licenses, please write to:

Remember to use your CBS e-mail address in the process.

Which journals are part of the agreement?

Only subscription journals are covered by the agreement. Open Access journals (journals that are not subscription-based, and where all articles are published as Open Access) are not part of the agreement. If you publish in one of these journals, you will need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC).

Use this tool to find out if a journal is eligible for free Open Access.

Note that the Cambridge agreement only covers a limited number of articles per year.

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