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At Springer Nature, we are committed to the goals of open research. We fully understand that access to your work is important to you and to the sponsors of your research. 

Below you can find Springer Nature’s open access (OA) policies for Springer’s journals and books. Our publication policies help our authors achieve a high level of openness with their research and support them in meeting the open access (OA) requirements of their research funders and institutions.

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