Current Publisher Open Access Agreements and Discounts

We secure publisher agreements that make it easier and more affordable to publish your scholarship open access

The University Libraries are dedicated to supporting the University’s commitment to research excellence. We curate and preserve information essential for scholarship and learning. Making the research and scholarship of UAlbany’s faculty, students, and staff openly available allows us to better embody our mission of promoting equitable access to knowledge and culture with our local, national, and global communities. 

The current scholarly publishing ecosystem creates barriers for researchers and has become unsustainable. In response, the Libraries offer services and support to the University community that counter this trend as we advocate for more equitable and sustainable alternatives. Included in this effort are publisher partnerships aiming to transform current models while also ensuring researchers have access to the tools necessary for their work. 

The following publisher open access agreements and discounts are in place to make it easier and more affordable for UAlbany authors to publish open access by reducing the amount that authors are responsible for paying when publishing open.  

SUNY Cambridge University Press Read & Publish Deal

SUNY has entered a three-year “read-and-publish” deal with Cambridge University Press. The deal provides expanded access to important published research from Cambridge University Press and is the first such agreement for SUNY. 

Under this three-year agreement, the UAlbany community will have access to all 400+ journals published by Cambridge University Press, and UAlbany corresponding authors will have unlimited open access publishing benefits at no additional charge to either the author or the institution. 

Beginning January 1, 2023, UAlbany corresponding authors can choose to publish their articles open access at the time of publication in Cambridge University Press journals that offers this option at no cost to the author.