ODU Libraries have signed an open access agreement with Cambridge University Press. Any ODU faculty, staff or student who is the corresponding author of a journal article accepted by a Cambridge UP journal can publish open access at no cost to them. With open access publishing, articles are immediately and freely available online for anyone to read, download and share.

Did you know that 75% of OA articles get more citations than their non-OA equivalents, receiving on average 30-50% more citations?

This agreement is ODU's first "read and publish" deal, a transformative agreement that takes away the need to pay cost-prohibitive article processing charges (APCs) for open access. Cambridge is a prestigious academic publisher with over 350 journals covered under the agreement, many of them in humanities and social sciences as well as sciences, business, health sciences and engineering.

A few more options are available to ODU authors with discounted or no APCs through the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) (read more about our APCs). These agreements represent one step in the Libraries' goal to achieve a more sustainable and equitable scholarly communication system where ODU authors can make their research available to a global audience.

For more information on open access agreements or how authors can participate, contact Karen Vaughan, Head of Scholarly Communication & Publishing kvaughan@odu.edu.