Long before the current vogue of journal and book donation projects for developing countries, Cambridge University Press was working at the heart of the effort to improve the lives of people living in less wealthy parts of the world. In fact Henry VIII's charter that founded Cambridge University Press in 1534 stated that the Press should be employed in "the acquisition, advancement, conservation, and dissemination of knowledge in all subjects." That this was to be a worldwide undertaking was never questioned.
In the following 450 years, school books, text books, journals and religious texts have flowed out of Cambridge to schools and places of worship throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.
Now, in the 21st Century, the Press is as active in providing high quality educational and research material to the developing world as ever. A fact reinforced by today's mission statement: "Cambridge University Press advances learning, knowledge and research worldwide".
Here is a list of the journal donation schemes that Cambridge Journals are currently available through. Please note that Agora, Ardi, Hinari and Oare, while existing independently, are also known as components of the Research 4 Life initiative http://www.research4life.org/.
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Cambridge Journals are available in print form at low cost to Commonwealth Institutions through the ACU.
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
Developing world institutions can access Cambridge agriculture journals online via this scheme, set up in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
Access to Research for Development and Innovation
Developing world institutions can gain access to Cambridge scientific and technical journals via this scheme, set up in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Electronic Information for Libraries
Over 180 Cambridge Journals are available online to developing countries via the eIFL initiative.
Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
Developing world institutions can access Cambridge healthcare journals online via this scheme, set up in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the United Nations.
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
All Cambridge Journals are available through the PERI scheme administered by INASP. (PERI stands for Programme for Enhancement of Research Information.)
Journals Donation Project (JDP)
Cambridge Journals in print form are available to developing countries through the JDP. There is a particular emphasis on countries that have suffered from political or economic deprivation.
Online Access to Research in the Environment
Developing world institutions can access Cambridge environmental journals online via this scheme, set up in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
CJO Mobile (CJOm) functions as a low bandwidth version of CJO
CJOm is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. Mobile devices are detected and automatically directed to CJOm.
Thanks to the simplified design, low resolution images and an emphasis on text, CJOm also functions as a faster access point for readers in countries with low bandwidth internet access. These users should access CJOm via one of the urls listed below:
Total synergy between CJO and CJOm
If CJOm users sign up for content alerts, or save searches or articles, these will be available on the main CJO and vice versa. So if you find an article while browsing on your mobile and apply a bookmark, you will quickly be able to find and read the article when you return to your desktop PC or Mac.