VIVA: Cambridge University Press Transformative Agreement
Open Access Initiatives
VIVA is beginning a new three-year transformative (read and publish) agreement with CUP. All participating institutions will now have read access to all of CUP’s over 400 journals, which represents a dramatic expansion of content for many of the institutions. Corresponding authors at the participating institutions will also be able to publish journal articles open access at no cost from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025. This includes almost all of the CUP journals; around 12 are not allowing open access at this time. No administration is required by researchers or library staff at participating institutions, and existing transformative agreement institutions will still have access to their own admin portal in RightsLink. Institutions will receive quarterly and annual cumulative reports detailing their respective publishing outputs.
Participating Institutions: All public institutions, as well as the participating private institutions: Hollins University, Mary Baldwin University, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, University of Richmond, and Washington & Lee.
Author Resources: Author resources for publishing OA are available here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/authors/journals/publishing-open-access/convert-your-article-to-open-access. The slides linked below document the author publishing workflow.
The key element to note is the decision point around OA, which is the step where an author signs their license to publish. The author experience here will depend upon the journal they are publishing into:
If you have questions about this agreement, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.