Publishing Open Access

This guide is meant to help Trent researchers with Open Access publishing options


APC Discount: 100%

As of January 1, 2022, corresponding authors affiliated with Trent University will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access in all Cambridge hybrid and gold journals for the duration of the agreement (2022-2024). No article processing charges (APC) fees will be levied for open access publication.

As of January 1, 2024, Trent authors who submit articles to “Cambridge Prisms” and “Research Directions” will be charged an APC. Exclusion of these publications from the agreement is currently under negotiation.


To access the discount

Cambridge uses an automated system, RightsLink, to associate authors with their affiliated institutions. Authors are encouraged to also use an email with an institutional domain to facilitate the identification of eligible articles. Please review the step by step guide to open access publishing for authors.

Other resources

Guide to Open Access at Cambridge

For an overview of Open Access at Cambridge, see A Guide to Open Access at Cambridge


Open Access Licensing Options

Cambridge encourages the use of CC-BY licenses for Gold Open Access journal articles. Authors are able to choose more restrictive CC licenses to prevent commercial use of adaptation in new works.

For more information on Creative Commons Licenses:


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