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Cambridge University Library has established a new institutional open access fund to provide financial support for unfunded researchers across the collegiate University.

The purpose of the institutional fund is to provide a route to gold open access for those who do not have access to grant funds with which to pay the open access fees in fully open access journals. Staff and students of the University of Cambridge (including the Colleges) who wish to publish a research article or non-narrative review paper can use the fund to pay for open access fees in fully gold open access journals. 

Examples of non-narrative review papers include evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, systematic-literature reviews, analyses, meta-analyses and metasyntheses. 

Here is a more detailed list of the eligibility criteria

The fund does not cover other publication costs such as page charges, colour charges or administrative fees or open access fees in hybrid journals.

Although funding cannot be reserved at submission, researchers can ask the Open Access Team to provide in principle advice. We will carefully monitor the fund to ensure that the fund can cover fees once they become due.

If you have any questions about access to the fund, please contact the Open Access Team.