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Open Access at UT Austin

Learn more about Open Access and what is happening at UT Austin to improve access to research.

OA Support for UT Authors

Open Access Publishing Initiatives

The memberships and initiatives below provide direct benefits to UT authors.

Instructions for UT Austin Cambridge UP Authors

Congratulations on your accepted publication with Cambridge University Press! UT Libraries (UTL) has an agreement with Cambridge University Press that includes unlimited open access (OA) publishing for our faculty and students. Please note that choosing the OA option does NOT cost you anything and does not cause an incremental increase in the cost of UTL’s agreement with Cambridge.

The process isn’t overly obvious, so we want to provide some brief information about what the steps to OA publication look like.

  1. Complete Author Publishing Agreement
    1. Upon acceptance of your article, you will be sent an email and asked to complete an Author Publishing Agreement. Within this form, you will be able to select your Creative Commons license. When you return the form, that will trigger an email from Rightslink-CCC (usually within 48 hours).
  2. Complete the Rightslink process
    1. If you do not already have an account with Rightslink, you’ll need to create one.
    2. You should see an option to seek funding from your institution for OA publication. Choose that option and continue. That will trigger an email to UTL to approve the request. Again, choosing OA does not cost you or UTL any additional money.
  3. Once the approval is complete, you will receive an email confirmation and your article will enter production.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.