The M. Louis Salmon Library is pleased to announce a new Read and Publish agreement between the Cambridge University Press and the UA System Libraries. With this agreement, The University of Alabama in Huntsville researchers who publish with Cambridge University Press in any of its nearly 400 academic journals will have their work freely available to all readers under an Open Access model.

The Cambridge University Press journals included in this agreement touch upon many key disciplines at UAH: science, engineering, health, social science, and the humanities. All submitted papers will still undergo a rigorous peer review process and be published in leading journals across many fields, backed by Cambridge's history of quality and scholarship.

Anyone affiliated with UAH will be able to access this new Open Access model at no cost to themselves for publication in both gold and hybrid journals. The Article Processing Charges typically seen in such OA publishing models will be waived. This is a significant aspect of the agreement because normally engaging in Open Access publishing can accrue a processing charge ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. This will allow UAH's researchers to reach a wider, international audience and to engage in a new, more financially stable model of scholarly communications.

In addition, this agreement will give access to the Cambridge University Press journals for the UAH campus.

This agreement will continue through December 31, 2023.

Eligible articles must:

  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
  • Be original research – eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports.
  • Be accepted for publication in a Cambridge University Press journal.
  • Be accepted for publication between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023.

To see more information and clarification of terms: Read and Publish agreement with The University of Alabama in Huntsville, US.

For assistance and more information, please contact Laura Slavin, the M. Louis Salmon Library Electronic Resources Librarian: laura.slavin@uah.edu, (256)824-5570.