Cambridge launches new mid-length publishing program

January 15, 2019

Cambridge Elements are a new concept in academic publishing and scholarly communication, combining the best features of books and journals. They consist of original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences.

Elements are:

  • Rapidly published and disseminated.
  • Authoritative, written by leading scholars and rigorously peer-reviewed.
  • Structured in focused series, edited by senior figures in each discipline.
  • Short: 20,000-30,000 words (40 to 75 pages).
  • Available in online, onscreen, and print versions.

Elements include:

  • Analytical surveys on foundational building blocks of the discipline.
  • Original, cutting edge insights into frontier topics.
  • Masterclasses and advanced tutorials on emerging topics.
  • Detailed descriptions of novel technologies or protocols¬†(in Medicine and Engineering).

Open access options are available for Elements:

  • CC BY-NC license
  • Gold OA fee of $5,500 pounds, excluding taxes