How to Accept Your Publishing Agreement

Step-by-Step Guide

Once you have completed your membership, you will be offered the Publishing Agreement.

Download the Publishing Agreement

How to Download and Accept the Publishing Agreement:

If you are ready to review the Publishing Agreement, please refer to your email and select the second link provided.

This will take you into CGPublisher. Once you have successfully logged in you should see the page below.

From here you have three options:

1. Accept the Traditional Publishing Agreement
2. Choose the Open Access Publishing Agreement
3. Reject the Publishing Agreement (If you choose this option, your article will be withdrawn.)

Accepting the Traditional Publishing Agreement

To accept the Traditional Publishing Agreement, please select the "Agree to Contract" button on your CGPublisher page.

CGPublisher will verify your decision; please select "Ok."

You will then be routed to a "Contract Accepted" page. You will have successfully accepted the Traditional Publishing Agreement.

At this point, you may upload your final submission. Please note that once you accept the Publishing Agreement, you will be given 30 days to submit your final document. If you are unable to submit your article before the deadline, please contact us regarding a deadline extension.

Choosing the Open Access Publishing Agreement

If you would like to select the Open Access Publishing Agreement, first download the provided contract, select the open access option by clicking the corresponding button within the .pdf file, resave the contract, and select the “Upload Changed Contract” button.

From here, you will be contacted by the Common Ground Research Networks Accounts Department to begin the open access process. Once the Accounts Department has processed your payment for open access, you will be notified that your contract has been accepted. You may then upload your final submission to CGPublisher.


May I modify the terms of the Publishing Agreement?

The terms of the contract may not be altered. Authors may opt to pay for Hybrid Open Access publication if they require additional terms or permissions.