Open Access agreement: Springer Open Choice Journals (No APC)
Publish Open Access without writing fees in Springer's Open Choice Journals
Halmstad University is a member of a national agreement with Springer. In short, the agreement means that scientists affiliated to HH has access to a large amount Springer journals, and that HH researchers who publish in these journals do not pay any author fees, so-called APC fees. APC costs are covered by the national agreement and publications are freely available.
How does it work?
- When you as an author has gotten your manuscript accepted in a journal covered in the agreement you will receive an email with a link to the Springer publishing platform MyPublication. For the manuscript to be covered by the agreement the HH-researcher must be a corresponding author. The definition of a Corresponding author is:
"the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. The author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s.”
- On MyPublication, specify which institution you are connected to and your HH-mail address. A message is then sent automatically to the University Library.
- Your affiliation to Halmstad University will be verified by both Springer and the University Library.
- Your article can now be published open access with a Creative Commons license (CC-BY license).
Publication types and journals in the agreement
The agreement covers APC fees for the following publication types:
- Original Paper: Standard article, usually presenting new results; Articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.
- Review Paper: Standard article, interpreting previously published results.
- Brief Communication: Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.
- Continuing Education: Article forming an integral part of further education (usually medical).
APC costs is covered for all Springer's hybrid journals. This list may be expanded. A hybrid journal is a traditional subscription-based journal in which articles can be made openly available through a writers' duty is paid.
Self-archiving in DiVA
To give your article increased visibility and greater spread, you can self-archive your article in DiVA. Springer Compact agreement allows instant publishing in DiVA of the final published version of the article.