Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2022 - 31st December 2024, or until the annual publication cap is reached.
Summary: Springer Nature curates a large number of journals, books and databases across the science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities disciplines. The agreement will allow UNSW affiliated authors to publish their research open access in over 2,000 hybrid journals, across the Springer, Palgrave Macmillan and Adis portfolios and in the Academic Journals on nature.com. NB: NATURE branded journals are not part of this agreement - npj, Communications journals, Nature and Nature Research journals.
Titles included: Springer Nature Read and Publish Title List
Acceptance date: Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (1st January 2022 - 31st December 2023) or up to the publication cap are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.
Number of included articles: The number of included articles for 2023 is approximately 3,300 across all participating institutions. This equates to approximately 85% of 2021 publications. Once the allowance is used corresponding authors of any additional articles accepted in 2023, may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.
Information for authors: See the Springer Nature website for more information. Further, UNSW corresponding authors must use their UNSW institutional email address (email@example.com) to be eligible under this agreement. This agreement allows researchers to publish open access under a CC BY or CC BY-NC licence. Page and colour charges may apply. Rapid service fees not included in the agreement.
Eligible article types: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Continuing Education.
How to submit your article for open access publishing:
Corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.
Corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail).
For any queries about this transformative agreement please contact the Collection Development & Policy Unit via firstname.lastname@example.org