Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022.
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.
Acceptance date: Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022) 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 2022 is 3,221 across all participating institutions. This equates to approximately 85% of 2022 publications. Once the allowance is used corresponding authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022, 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.
How to submit your article for open access publishing:
Follow Springer Nature's usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
On acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
The UNSW corresponding author selects open access and confirms the licence type.
To comply with the Open Access policy the UNSW corresponding author will need to retain the rights to either the Published Version of Record or Author Accepted Manuscript, and deposit into UNSWorks using a CC-BY licence.
The APC will then be waived for authors who
used their UNSW institutional email address and
selected UNSW as their institutional affiliation from a drop down list.
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).