Pilot project waives publishing fees for scholars from low- and medium-income countries


University World News reports that Cambridge University Press (CUP) has launched the Cambridge Open Equity Initiative to improve access to research and publishing for scholars from low- and medium-income countries. The pilot project will see the publishing fees of 400 open-access journals waived for these scholars in order to eliminate the obstacles faced by academics from developing countries who want their research viewed on a global stage. “We believe that journals must publish articles based on the quality of the work rather than the authors’ ability to pay,” said CUP Managing Director, Academic Publishing Mandy Hill. The initiative will run from July 2023 to the end of 2024.

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