Cambridge University Press (CUP)

The PIK participates in a Publish and Read agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP). The agreement enables authors to publish open access in subscription-based and Gold Open Access CUP-journals. There is no individual invoicing.

Elements of the agreement

  • Eligibility for authors to publish Open Access in subscriptions-based and Gold Open Access journals.

  • Eligible research article types are Research Articles, Review Articles, Rapid Communications, Brief Reports and Case Reports.

  • Reading access for the entire CUP portfolio.

Please note!

There are some genuine Open Access journals (Gold OA) that are not part of the agreement. Here you or your department will still be required to pay the publisher's Article Processing Charges (APCs).

What do you have to do as a "corresponding author"?

  1. Please use your institutional e-mail address for communication with the publisher, especially when submitting the manuscript.

  2. When submitting the manuscript via „ScholarOne", please select Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung eV as your affiliation (IMPORTANT: Please do not enter the affiliation as free text, but select it from the drop-down menu!).

  3. Upon acceptance please choose the option Open Access and select a Creative Commons license.
    We recommend the liberal license type CC BY, which grants the most ideal reuse possibilities in science without restricting your copyright in the work. More information about Creative Commons license types here: 

  4. The information about the article will be forwarded to the library for review and approval.


Invoicing and cost coverage

The publication costs (Publish & Read-Fee (PAR-Fee)) are covered by the library through the settlement of tokens. There should be no individual invoices to authors by CUP.

If, nevertheless, you should receive an individual invoice for Article Processing Charges, please contact your library immediately to clarify the matter.

If the available contingent of open access articles is already exhausted, you will be notified.

If you have any questions, please contact the library's Open Access team: