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Springer Read & Publish agreement

by Alison Taylor on 2023-02-27T14:46:00+00:00 | 0 Comments

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Post by Emma Tully, Subscriptions Coordinator:

The University, along with other UK HE Institutions and Jisc, have been negotiating a “Read and Publish” agreement with Springer which will allow us to continue accessing all Springer journal articles and for our researchers to publish with them. 

The aim of the new agreement is to:   

  • Reduce and constrain costs 
  • Provide full and immediate open access publishing 
  • Aid compliance with funder open access requirements 
  • Be transparent, fair, and reasonable 
  • Deliver improvements in service, workflows, and discovery 
  • Have Nature research and Palgrave journals be inclusive of the R&P package 

For the moment, we can continue to access Springer journals as normal. But as this negotiation is ongoing and our current agreement has come to an end, we are advising affiliates of the University to contact us before submitting a manuscript with Springer. 

For more information on Read & Publish agreements, please see our information on open access and the REF

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