Institutional open access agreements

Information for authors

Springer Nature is committed to accelerating the adoption of open access (OA) publishing and open research techniques. Having early and rapid access to research findings is fundamental to the advancement of science and discovery. 

Fully open access agreements

Agreements that enable institutions and funders to cover open access publishing costs for Springer Nature's fully OA journals.

Transformative Read and Publish agreements (includes Springer Compact)

Our transformative Read and Publish agreements enable participating institutions to combine journal subscription access along with OA publication costs (APCs). 

In addition to managing the cost and administration of OA, transformative agreements offer authors an easy way to comply with funders’ OA requirements.

If your institution has a transformative agreement, you may publish your article open access - at no cost to you - in more than 1,850 Springer journals. You can also enjoy full access to all Springer subscription journal content.

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