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12 September 2016 /

Cambridge University Press launches Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core, the new academic platform from Cambridge University Press has now launched, bringing together all CUP academic content in one place for the first time.

Cambridge Core replaces the Press’s two main platforms – Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books Online, including over 360 journals and 30,000 ebooks. All content from Cambridge Histories Online, Cambridge Companions Online, Shakespeare Survey Online, and partner publisher content from University Publishing Online is also available on the new platform.

Every stage of Cambridge Core’s development has been informed by detailed research into customer needs and extensive user testing, with over 10,000 researchers, librarians and authors surveyed. The result is a platform which is fully responsive, stable, and intuitive - maximising the user experience. 

Mandy Hill, Managing Director for Academic at Cambridge University Press said: “We are delighted to be launching Cambridge Core which showcases the breadth and depth of Cambridge's academic content to support research and learning goals. The needs of researchers, librarians, authors and our publishing partners have underpinned its entire development and will continue to drive ongoing advances to ensure we support the academic community through our digital publishing.”

Cambridge Core provides a range of features and functionality tailored for users.

A high powered, facetted search ensures that researchers get straight to the content they want, with clear indicators to show what content they have access to. Researchers can download multiple PDFs, as well as sending content to Dropbox, Google Drive, or their Kindle.

Cambridge is the first publisher to work directly with RefME, using their ‘export citation’ widget. Researchers can choose from over 7,500 citation styles, making it easier for them collate references according to their institution’s requirements.

Cambridge Core offers a new way for researchers to engage with content: Cambridge Core Reader, which provides a distraction-free reading experience akin to PDF but with all the benefits of HTML functionality. Cambridge Core Reader responds to fit any device, allowing researchers to easily view figures and tables, link to references and access supporting multimedia materials.

Jenny Mathias, Global Marketing Director for Academic at Cambridge University Press said: “Cambridge Core has been designed and developed to facilitate an enhanced user journey, one that is quick, easy, and positive. The result is a platform that is intuitive and visually appealing, and we hope that it makes a significant difference to the experience of our users, customers and authors.”



Notes to editors

Cambridge Core can be accessed at:

Interview requests

For further information or if you would like to arrange an interview with the Cambridge Core platform developers, please contact Leanne McCormick on or +44 (0) 1223 325166


Cambridge core at Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

Cambridge Core will be showcased at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (19 to 23 October 2016)

Come and see us on the Cambridge University Press stand (hall 4.2 E30) for a demonstration of Cambridge Core and talk to one of our experts. 

There will also be a talk on Cambridge Core on the Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information stage (hall 4.2) on Thursday 20 October 2016, 4-5pm.

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University’s objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning and research. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 45,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, more than 350 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing. Playing a leading role in today’s international market place, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. 

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