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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

The agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish into Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) journals without the need of any transactional article processing charge or payment (APC).

Included Titles

The agreement allows for publishing in:

  • Genes & Development
  • Genome Research
  • RNA
  • Learning & Memory.

Eligible Articles

Article Types

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

  • research articles
  • review articles
  • case-study articles.

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 RAP agreement.

Number of included articles

There is no annual limit on number of articles that can be published per year under this agreement.

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-ND

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 CSHL’s usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  2. On acceptance of the article, CSHL will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects 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 institution, the APC will be automatically waived.

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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