Cambridge wins Impact Award for inclusive research publishing

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Cambridge University Press has won an Impact Award for the Cambridge Open Equity Initiative at the 2024 IPG Independent Publishing Awards. 

The Award recognises Cambridge’s commitment to more inclusive research publishing by supporting authors in low- and middle- income countries where research funding is difficult to obtain.

In July 2023, Cambridge launched a new concept of collective funding that enables authors in more than 5,000 institutions globally to publish their research open access. In the first six months alone, the Press accepted more than 100 submissions and published more thana 70 articles by authors from more than 30 low- and middle- income countries.

Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have won the Impact Award for our Cambridge Open Equity Initiative. We aren’t just adapting to the changes in our industry, we’re leading the change to increase the impact of our research and ensure equity during the transition to the open access model. 

The judges said Cambridge “has seen the inequalities and barriers to academic publishing… it’s doing good things to make research output more diverse and equitable.”

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