Publish Open Access for free in Springer journals

Researchers from Umeå University can now publish Open Access for free in Springer journals.

The agreement includes approximately 1700 subscription journals (Open Choice) from Springer. The requirement for publishing is the “Corresponding author” of the article must be affiliated with Umeå University. The agreement covers costs for the library’s subscriptions as well as author publishing fees. Springer full Open Access journals (BioMed Central) are not part of the agreement; these are financed through author publishing fees.

How does it work?

Once your article has been accepted, Springer will send you a link to the MyPublication form. There you will be asked to state your affiliation from a list of standard names in English. The Umeå University Library, which is notified automatically, verifies the researcher’s affiliation. The author retains their copyright through a Creative Commons-licence.More information from Springer

Please contact Umeå University Library if you have any questions:digbibl@ub.umu.se