Society & Partner Zone Issue 19, Open Access, Interviews

Springer Innovations: Springer Open Journals

Society & Partner Zone looks into why the number of Springer society partners using the open access model is steadily increasing.

The majority of our over 100 SpringerOpen journals are published in collaboration with learned societies and institutions located around the world. Over the last two years, both the number of newly launched open access journals and the number of previously subscription-based journals converting to open access have seen a steady increase. An important driver of this development is the growing number of funding organizations and universities that support open access, not only by mandating it through self-archiving but also by making funds available to pay article-processing charges (APCs).

Open access offers a highly flexible and scalable publication model which accompanies the mission of societies to further knowledge creation and dissemination in their fields.

In addition, Springer provides a range of services and options including detailed reporting, marketing support and an efficient Membership Program, which enables an organization to cover the whole cost of publishing for their researchers when they publish in a SpringerOpen journal.

Visit our SpringerOpen website to take a look at which of our society partners use an open access model and to learn more about the benefits open access publishing with Springer offers.

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