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We provide two membership options for institutions to help manage their funding of APCs for Gold OA publishing through Cambridge University Press.

Institutional annual membership

Under this membership model, an institution pays a non-refundable annual fee based on their research output and the authors then get a discount off their APCs.

Prepayment membership

Under this membership model an institution makes a ‘prepayment’ to Cambridge University Press to form a fund to cover that institution’s future APC costs. This fund is drawn down over a period as the institution uses it to cover APCs, which are discounted.

Once the fund runs out, the institution can then either pay a top-up fee or wait until the start of a new year to deposit more money.

The prepayment amount is set to reflect the likely Gold OA publishing output of the member institution.

If you would like further information about membership, please contact OAmembership@cambridge.org.