The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is posing huge challenges for students, teachers, librarians, and researchers. At Cambridge University Press we are committed to supporting you at this difficult time.
The Press plays a global role in education and research and shares its University’s mission to contribute to society through its work. Sharing that research and making our content available can play an important role in tackling shared threats such as this. That’s why, in the initial months of this crisis, we provided free access to more than 2,000 ebooks, including our HTML Textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements, to university libraries and their associated students and faculty forced to finish the spring semester remotely.
Please find below all of the resources and information on the Academic division's initiatives to continue supporting teachers, researchers, and learners all around the world.
Information for researchers
Free access to book chapters and journal articles
The Press has made a growing collection of more than 1,000 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core. We also joined the Wellcome Trust and more than 30 leading publishers in committing to making all of our COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other public repositories.
Articles are drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.
View the full collection here.
APCs waived in Gold Open Access and hybrid journals
Press-published Gold Open Access (OA) journals will be waiving Article Processing Charges (APCs) until the end of December 2020 for all manuscripts describing COVID-19 or coronavirus-related research, to ensure the widest distribution of the latest research possible. APCs are also being waived and coronavirus-related articles are being published with a CC-BY license in a number of other Press journals.
Learn more here and see a full list of Gold OA journals here.
We’ve adapted our editorial process for articles relating to COVID-19 and are aiming to ensure publication of the author’s accepted manuscript within 24 hours of receipt so that the most up-to-date information is shared as rapidly as possible.
We've also recently joined the C19RapidReview initiative, working with other publishers to ensure vital COVID-19 research is reviewed and published as quickly as possible; three of our journals, Experimental Results, Epidemiology & Infection and Data & Policy are taking part.
Charting the responses globally
In May, the Press launched Cambridge Reflections, a series of short blogs and opinion pieces, written by Cambridge authors in response to the crisis and beyond. You can view the entire Cambridge Reflections series here.
The journal Health Economics, Policy and Law has also started a blog series charting the responses to the coronavirus pandemic response by the author's region or country. At the beginning of each month, until the crisis has passed, the authors will be given the opportunity to offer short updates on the continuing response to this worldwide catastrophe and their further reflections on those responses.
You can read the full series of posts here.