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Open Access | Springer and Open Access

Publish open access with Springer

Publishing open access makes your work immediately and permanently available online for everyone, worldwide. Springer is pleased to offer a variety of open access options for our authors to publish their research. No matter which option you choose, all open access publications are subject to high-quality peer review, editorial and production processes. You retain copyright and can easily comply with open access mandates.

Springer Open Choice – Your Research. Your Choice. 

Our Open Choice program allows authors to publish open access in the majority of our established subscription-based journals. Open Choice articles will become freely available for anyone worldwide and you will be able to easily comply with open access mandates.

SpringerOpen – Our portfolio of fully open access journals and books 

Our open access journal portfolio encompasses over 160 journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences. It ranges from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, our interdisciplinary, open access journal.
In addition, we offer our authors the opportunity to publish open access books.

BioMed Central – Open access journals in biology, biomedicine and medicine 

BioMed Central
BioMed Central, acquired by Springer in 2008, is a pioneer in the field of open access publishing. Their journals complement the successful SpringerOpen portfolio and our combined expertise supports open access journals in every aspect.

Benefit from our Open Access Membership Program 

Together with BioMed Central we offer an Open Access Membership Program. Over 450 member institutions worldwide support open access by covering some or all of the publication costs for their individual researchers.

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Find out what our authors, editors and partners say about open access

Springer Author Academy
Springer Author Academy

NEW: Open Access Course
Learn all about open access mandates, funding, copyright, benefits and more...

Are you a researcher funded by the RCUK?

Learn more about the new RCUK Open Access Policy and the additional funding available

Compliance with NIH Public Access Policy

Information for authors funded or employed by the National Institutes of Health (US).

Compliance with Wellcome Trust Policy

Information for authors funded or employed by the Wellcome Trust (UK).