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Open access academy: now featuring interactive courses

Author Academy © Jupiterimages, Getty ImagesWelcome to the Open access guide from Springer on open access publishing and its benefits for authors. The tutorials includes a quiz.

What is open access?

Open Access (OA) publications are freely available online for anyone, anywhere, and at any time. In an OA model, all costs associated with the added value provided by publishers are covered up front. The content is delivered at no cost to the reader and without restrictions, expanding access to literally anyone with an Internet connection and an interest in a given topic. This is an especially salient point for authors of scientific content.