How do I proceed as a corresponding author?

When your article is accepted for publication, you will receive an e-mail from the journal, asking you to complete and submit a licence-to-publish form. 

To publish open access free of charge, follow these steps:

  • Select the open access licence to publish
  • Submit the completed license to the journal
  • Await an e-mail from RightsLink requesting APC payment
  • Login or create an account in RightsLink
  • Input Stockholm University in the ‘Affiliation Discount’ section, this will then cause the APC payment to be waived
  • Confirm transaction

The article will be immediately open access when published.

If you encounter any problems with the process or have any questions regarding open access publishing with CUP, please contact the library at

What’s included?

The agreement includes unlimited open access publishing in hybrid and full open access journals, and access to CUP Full Collection of nearly 400 journals. 

List of eligible fully OA and hybrid journals:
CUP Journals 2020 (xlsx) (28 Kb)

About the agreement

The agreement is a national so-called “Read & Publish” agreement. The APCs are already prepaid, since the agreement includes both the costs of the library's subscriptions as well as the costs of open access publishing. The agreement was negotiated by The National Library of Sweden and in addition to Stockholm University, 31 other Swedish research institutes have joined.

Information from Cambridge University Press

More information about centrally funded and discounted article processing charges at SU