Cambridge University Press

Free and unlimited Open Access (hereinafter “OA”) publishing for corresponding authors from institutions that are members of the CzechELib consortium:

Cambridge Journals Online - FULL Collection

  • Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Masaryk University
  • Mendel University in Brno
  • University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem

Cambridge Journals Online - HSS Collection

  •  National Museum

Cambridge Journals Online - STM Collection

  • Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • National Library of Technology
  • Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences

You may also check the eligibility of your institution on the Cambridge Core website and on the journal’s website.

Eligible journals: fully OA titles and hybrid titles within the subscription collections of individual institutions. This means that the journal in which you want to publish must be part of a collection to which your institution subscribes (FULL Collection, HSS Collection, STM Collection). List of titles in collections - here you can check whether the journal in which you want to publish is part of a collection to which your institution subscribes. You can also check on the websites of the individual journals in the window Is your Open Access fee covered? The OA status of a journal can be checked on the publisher's website.

Publication type: research article, review, brief report, case report a rapid communications article

Contract duration: 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2022

How to publish:

  1. Paper preparation
    • select a journal at Cambridge Core
    • read the Instructions for Contributors (IFCs) and modify your paper according to the guidelines

  2. Paper submission
    • click on:" Submit your article" on the home page of the selected journal


    • log in using your login and password or your ORCID iD



    • start uploading your paper (for hybrid journals it is not possible to select the OA publishing mode at this time)


    • complete the submitting of your paper in the Online Peer Review System (OPRS)* (* Editorial Manager or ScholarOne)
    • you will receive an email confirming that the paper has been

  3. Review procedure
    • your paper will undergo a review procedure

  4. Publication decision
    • your paper has been accepted for publication



    • fill in and send the OA Author publishing agreement (APA) - Open Access Articles section - this is your confirmation of interest to publish OA (the standard Gold OA license is CC BY 4.0)



    • if you do not fill in the APA, the system will recognize your affiliation and send you a notification about the possibility of publishing in the OA


    • your paper will pass through through the publication process - editing, spelling/grammar check, typography settings, and final revision by the author

  5. Payment for publishing
    • no action is required from the author - eligibility for free publication is confirmed by CzechELib

  6. Publication of the article
    • the article is published in the Open Access mode in the selected title