Open access deal - Springer Nature
As researcher affiliated with Karlstad University you can publish open access with some 2,200 Springer Nature journals.
Karlstad University participates in two different agreements with Springer Nature, valid 2022-2024.
Springer Compact offers free publication in approximately 2,000 hybrid journals. A novelty from 2022 is that the agreement also applies to magazines that are published under the publisher labels Palgrave Macmillan och Nature Academic Journals.
Springer Nature Fully OA, offer free publication in 462 fully open journals. Imprints included are: BioMed Central, Springer Open Journals, Springer Nature, Nature Research, PalGrave MacMillan
A prerequisite is that the corresponding author is affiliated with Karlstad University, and that this affiliation is apparent in the article.
What do I as researcher need to do?
Springer Compact and Springer Nature Fully OA use different workflows, but upon acceptance of your paper, in both cases you will automatically receive e-mail notification from the publisher on the next step in the process. You will need to state Karlstad University as your affiliation, and we will then confirm this to the publisher. After this, Springer Nature will inform you that the article is to be published open access and free of charge.