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Maximum number of Springer open access articles 2023

Update November 9: The maximum number of articles that can be published open access in 2023 with Springer has been reached. At this moment, a total of 2,067 scientific articles have been published by Dutch universities this year. What does that mean?

If your manuscript is accepted for publication between November 9th 2023 and January 1st  2024, Springer will still offer the option of open access publication, but the costs will no longer be covered by the consortium agreement during the above mentioned period.

If you opt for open access on payment, you will therefore receive the invoice yourself. The amount involved will be between 2,500 and 3,000 euros, the so-called Article Processing Chage (APC).

If you receive research funding from one of the Plan S signatories (NWO, ZonMw, ERC), you are obliged to immediately publish a peer-reviewed version of your article open access. Without publisher's permission, an accepted version may not be made public immediately in the Radboud Repository.

If this obligation does not apply, you can choose from three options:

  1. If you do not pay the fee, your article will appear behind the subscription wall. 
  2. You can send us the author accepted version for open access in the Radboud Repository. An embargo period of 12 months then applies, unless the publisher agrees in writing to make the version open access earlier. We can immediately make the submitted version open access in the Radboud Repository. But that is not a peer reviewed version.
  3. You can participate in our project "You share, We take care!". In that case, we can make your publication - the publisher's version - open access 6 months after the first online publication. 

So these three options are not Plan S compliant.

Researchers who registered for the 'notify-me service' will be notified directly. This service can also be used to receive updates on other publishers with a maximum number of annual open access publications.

For questions or more information on this and other deals including open access publishing, please contact the Open Access Team at openaccess [at] ubn.ru.nl (openaccess[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl)

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For questions or more information on this and other deals including open access publishing, please contact the Open Access Team at openaccess [at] ubn.ru.nl (openaccess[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl)

We are happy to help.

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