Authors’ rights at Springer

Springer fully understands that access to your work is important to you and to the sponsors of your research. We are listed as a green publisher in the SHERPA/RoMEO database, as we allow self-archiving, but most importantly we are fully transparent about your rights.

When publishing your research traditionally in a subscription-based journal certain rights remain with you the author of the article. Your rights are determined in Springer’s self-archiving policy.

Funder compliance

Our open access options allow you to easily comply with the open access requirements of your institution, government and funding body. If you are employed or funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK (RCUK) or Telethon, please find more detailed information below.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

If you receive funding from the NIH, you will be required to deposit the final manuscript of your journal article in PubMed Central, and ensure their free availability (open access) within 12 months of publication. Springer journals are perfectly ready to meet this requirement and give you different options to comply

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

If you are funded by the RCUK, Springer will perfectly assist you in complying with their open access policy. You can choose to have your article published open access with Open Choice or SpringerOpen under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Costs will be covered by the RCUK.

Wellcome Trust

If you are funded by the Wellcome Trust, Springer will perfectly assist you in complying with their open access policy. You can choose to have your article published open access with Open Choice or SpringerOpen under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Costs will be covered by the Wellcome Trust.

Telethon

If you receive funding from Telethon, Springer will perfectly assist you in complying with their open access policy. You can choose to have your article published open access with Open Choice or SpringerOpen under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Costs will be covered by Telethon.