Big open access deal for ANZ unis

Cambridge University Press does journal OA deal with ANZ university libraries

The agreement covers open access to journals that libraries now subscribe to and sets article processing charges to publish in 380 CUP journals. It covers all 39 member institutions of the Council of Australian University Librarians and the eight represented by the NZ equivalent. Terms are not disclosed.

According to CAUL, the agreement, “enables a steady transition towards a complete open transformation which fairly apportions fees based on the research output of the participating institution and recognises the complexity of the varied funding models and drivers for publication for authors in different areas.”

The arrangement appears in-line with agreements CUP has reached in Europe and notably with the University of California (CMM April 12 2019).

It’s a breakthrough deal for CAUL, active in the OA space in recent years (CMM November 4 2019) with 11 agreements in place. Further announcements of agreements with two major publishers and another large university press are said to be imminent.