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New open access agreement with Springer Nature

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A new agreement allows authors at Örebro University to publish free of charge in more than 500 of the publisher's pure open access journals. Pure open access means that all content in the journal is free to read, and that no subscription is necessary to access articles.

The agreement has been negotiated through the national Bibsam consortium, and is the first of its kind. 50 percent of the prepaid publishing charges are jointly covered by The Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte and Vinnova, while participating universities account for the remaining 50 percent.

The agreement covers article publishing charges in more than 500 full open access journals from the publisher's imprints BioMed Central, SpringerOpen and Nature Research Fully Open Access Journals. A list of journals and article types covered by the agreement is available at the University Library’s website.

Corresponding authors employed by or affiliated with Örebro University are eligible to publish under the agreement, provided that the article has been accepted from July 15 onwards.

A separate agreement with Springer (Springer Compact) has been in place since 2016. Springer Compact covers read access and publishing charges in the publisher's hybrid journals. The Springer Compact agreement will continue as before.