Open Access (OA) is a publishing model that makes scholarship available to readers at no cost, as opposed to pay-to-read subscription models that are traditionally paid for by libraries. 

OA publishing comes with many advantages: it removes access barriers for the research community and beyond, and it also gives the authors more exposure and a wider reach. Authors may choose to publish under a Creative Commons license that specifies how readers may use their articles. OA using a Creative Commons license also means that readers are often allowed to redistribute, reuse and adapt the content in new works in accordance with the license terms — as long as the original source is acknowledged and cited.

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Cambridge University Press Read & Publish Agreement 

The UAB Libraries participate in the Cambridge University Press Read & Publish program that waives Article Processing Charges (APCs) for UAB affiliated authors when publishing in Cambridge Open Access and hybrid journals. This means you can publish your articles Open Access at no cost to you. 

For more information, go to the UAB / Cambridge Open Access site. You may also contact the Office of Scholarly Communication with any questions about the program.