After your article has passed the initial acceptance criteria it is sent to peer-reviewers in your area of expertise for comments and later approval by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. Once your article is accepted, Springer will process it for publication.
For most journals you will then be asked by email to start the MyPublication workflow, in which you (as corresponding author) can easily manage the administrative tasks of the publishing procedure.
Springer is a “green” publisher. This means that authors are allowed to place the final accepted version of their manuscript on their own website and/or in their institutional repository. For more information, see Springer’s Self Archiving Policy: