Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press, in order to support global research during the COVID-19 pandemic, participates in several initiatives.

Cambridge University Press provides free access to a collection of over 1,700 ebooks hosted on Cambridge Core, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty. This collection includes CUP’s HTML Textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements. Free access through the offer is available to everyone until the end of May 2020. (Unfortunately, Cambridge University Press have had to restrict the offer to universities after its previous, universal free access model made Cambridge University Press a target for hackers and criminal activity which impacted on the stability and performance of CUP’s platform – Access is now open for all HEAL-Link members)

In addition, CUP provides free access to coronavirus research on Cambridge Core. More than 300 relevant book chapters and journal articles are currently in the collection, with future articles being added once they are published.

Gold Open Access (OA) journals will be waiving Article Processing Charges (APCs) for all manuscripts describing COVID-19 or coronavirus-related research through June 2020 to ensure the widest distribution of the latest research possible. APCs are also being waived and coronavirus-related articles are being published with a CC-BY license in a number of other CUP’s journals. You may find more information here.

Students in the United States will also be able to access free e-book versions of Press textbooks through VitalSource.

More details on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from CUP’s Academic Publishing group can be found here.