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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Cambridge University Press RAP Agreement

Cambridge University Press currently publishes more than 400 peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.

The agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish into the majority Cambridge University Press journals without the need of any transactional article processing charge or payment (APC). Further information on this agreement is available from Cambridge University Press.

Included Titles

The agreement allows for publishing in 398 titles including Australian and New Zealand Societies such as:

  • The Australian Mathematical Society
  • The Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
  • Australian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Australasian Society for Twin Studies
  • Human Genetics Society of Australia
  • Australian Association for Environmental Education
  • Astronomical Society of Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • The Australasian Society for Classical Studies
  • The Australian Association of Special Education Inc.

View the full title list.

Eligible Articles

Article Types

Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Rapid communications
  • Brief reports
  • Case reports

Article types excluded from this agreement include:

  • Abstracts
  • Addendums
  • Article commentary
  • Book reviews
  • Books received
  • Calendars
  • Collections
  • Commentaries
  • Contents
  • Corrections
  • Corrigendum
  • Discussions
  • Editorials
  • Errata
  • In brief
  • Introductions
  • Letters
  • Meeting reports
  • News
  • Obituaries
  • Orations
  • Product reviews
  • Replies
  • Retractions 

Authors who wish to make excluded article types openly available may choose to:

  • Publish “closed access” and deposit the Author’s Accepted Manuscript in their institutional repository – view the publisher’s Green Open Access Policy for Journals for information on embargoes.
  • Pay an APC (if applicable) to publish the article open access.

Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement. In the case of journals departing the Cambridge Collection, the accepted article must be published by CUP (i.e. before the journal moves to another publisher) in order to be eligible under this agreement.

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.

Other charges

Page and colour charges are not included in the RAP agreement, and only apply to print journals.

Journals that have page charges (for print) are:

  • Invasive Plant Science and Management (INP)
  • Radiocarbon (RDC)
  • Weed Science (WSC)
  • Weed Technology (WET)

Information for authors

Corresponding authors from participating institutions may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the author's choice of the following licences:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-SA
  • CC-BY-ND
  • CC-BY-NC
  • CC-BY-NC-ND.

Further information about the licences is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow CUP’s usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage on Cambridge Core.
  2. On acceptance of the article, CUP will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects Gold Open Access and confirms the licence type (i.e. CC-BY).
  4. Rightslink works on the publisher's behalf to manage the APCs. When the submitting author is from an eligible CAUL institution, the APC will be automatically waived.

Refer to this step-by-step guide for more information on the author workflow.

Author identification

In all correspondence with the publisher and Rightslink, authors must use their institutional postal address and institutional email address.

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