Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

As the scholarly publishing landscape has grown more complex with the advent of new publishing models, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries has negotiated transformative (read-and-publish) agreements with several publishers to better support faculty, staf

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press publishes peer-reviewed journals across disciplines.

  • Vanderbilt's agreement waives the article processing charges (APCs) for open access.
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports. 
  • To view a list of the included journals, please visit open access waivers and discounts and select United States and Vanderbilt University.

Instructions for Authors

How does it work?

  • Only corresponding authors are eligible.
  • Publishers use a variety of methods and tools to confirm eligibility. Whenever possible, we have identified eligible affiliated groups that might appear in the publisher's list (e.g. Peabody or Vanderbilt University Medical Center); however, to ensure that an author is recognized, it is best to select Vanderbilt University as the affiliation and use one's email address or email address at the point of submission/acceptance. It is also recommended to include one's ORCID iD.
  • Upon acceptance, the corresponding author will select the Open Access publishing option.
  • The corresponding author will then select a Creative Commons license. For more information on these licenses, please see Cambridge's overview of Creative Commons Licenses.
  • To view more details about this agreement and submitting a manuscript, please visit OA Agreement - Vanderbilt University.