On Thursday 9 November, the maximum number of articles that can be published open access at Springer in 2023 was reached. Until that date, a total of 2,067 scientific articles have been published by Dutch universities this year. What does that mean?
If your manuscript is accepted for publication between the time the maximum is reached and 1 January 2024, Springer will still offer open access publication, but the costs will no longer be covered by the consortium agreement during this period.
If you opt for open access against payment, you will therefore receive the invoice yourself. The amount involved will be between 2,500 and 3,000 euros, the so-called Article Processing Charge (APC).
You can also choose to share the article open access free of charge after an embargo period of 6 months. The article is then initially published by Springer behind the pay wall and shared open access in the institution's repository after 6 months in coordination with your library. The procedure for this differs per university and UMC.
If you have any questions, please contact your university's open access contact.
They will be happy to help you.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research