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Springer Nature annual open access quota reached

Date of news: 28 November 2022


The national quota for open access publishing at no extra cost for 2022 has been reached. This quota has been agreed by the consortium of Universities of the Netherlands (UVN) and publisher Springer Nature. From now on, until the end of 2022 corresponding authors from Radboud University and Radboudumc will receive an invoice for open access publishing in the journals of this publisher. 

From the moment the maximum of 2,080 articles was reached until 1 January 2023, the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access publishing will be charged to the research group.

If the research funder allows it, you can choose to publish in the traditional closed access way. You can make your choice on the Springer Nature website.

From 1 January 2023, corresponding authors from Radboud University and Radboudumc can publish open access at Springer Nature for free again until the annual quota is reached.

Open access after 6 months

If you choose closed access, you might consider joining the project 'You share, we take care!. Together with the other Dutch universities and UMCs, Radboud University uses the Dutch copyright law to make scientific publications accessible to everyone worldwide faster, without barriers and without extra costs. Scientists get the chance to publish the publisher's version of their publications in the Radboud Repository in open access six months after the first online publication. This method of open access publishing is not Plan S compliant.

If your research funder (for example NWO or Horizon Europe) requires you to share publications immediately (without embargo) and under an open licence, please contact us for advice.

Further information

Want to know more or interested in joining? Let us know! We are happy to help.
You can email us: openaccess@ubn.ru.nl. You will get a quick reply.