CUP signs Open Access deal with Hindawi

CUP signs Open Access deal with Hindawi

Cambridge University Press has signed an Open Access partnership with Hindawi Limited for five of its journals.

Genetics Research, Journal of Smoking Cessation, Wireless Power Transfer, Laser and Particle Beams and Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics will all be published with the Open Access STM publisher Hindawi, in a collaborative publishing agreement.

Beginning in January 2021, with submissions open from this September, Hindawi will carry out editorial and production work on the journals utilising its new open source publishing platform, Phenom. The journals will remain under Cambridge ownership and will be fully Open Access.

Hindawi is one of the world's largest Open Access publishers with a portfolio of academic research journals across all areas of science and medicine.

Fiona Hutton, head of STM Open Access publishing at the press, said: “We are pleased and excited to be entering into this partnership with Hindawi. Collaboration is key to a truly open future for research and for scholarly communication.

“That requires a dynamic, innovative response from publishers, trying and testing different publishing models, working with the academic community and others like Hindawi, who have a proven track record in delivering excellence in Open Access scholarly publishing.

“In this way, we can support the goals of open research and our own mission as a university press – increasing collaboration and improving the accessibility, efficiency and impact of research, while ensuring a sustainable transition and safeguarding the highest standards of journal publishing.”