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By: Mithu Lucraft, Head of Marketing, Outreach and Development, Open Research, Springer Nature  In previous blog posts, we have talked about the benefits of publishing a book open access (OA). But what evidence is there to support these assertions? For the journals market, where open access is now well into its second decade, there has [...]

By: Christina Emery, Marketing Manager, OA Books This week is Open Access Week, a global event that encourages the discussion of open access (OA) amongst researchers and the scholarly community. This year’s theme for OA Week asks the question, ‘Open access in order to…?’ Whilst OA is more established for journal publishing, it is still relatively [...]

By: Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer at Springer Nature At the start of 2017 Open Access Week, today we’re delighted to announce [link to release] that we have reached a significant milestone in advancing discovery through open research. In four European countries, over 70% of Springer Nature’s journal articles are being immediately published (gold) open [...]

Did you know that it has been five years since Springer launched an open access books programme? To commemorate this landmark we feature the story of our first Open Access book and the benefits of publishing Open Access.   Written by Christina Emery  A year before the official launch of its OA books programme in [...]

  By: Jessica Monaghan Meeting the open access requirements of research funders and institutions can prove a real challenge for authors. As the increase in records in the registry of OA repository mandates and policies (ROARMAP) demonstrates, the number of organisations with OA requirements is increasing every year, meaning more and more researchers are subject [...]

The Open Access model is particularly important for authors to understand as they aim to increase exposure of their work, seek to access sources for their research, and work to attract funding. Below are 7 things you need to know about OA to help dispel the myths you might have heard.

Earlier this month, CERN announced that SCOAP3, the pioneering initiative to enable open access in high-energy physics, will be extended for a further three years to December 2019.

Our Open Choice program allows authors to publish open access in the majority of Springer’s subscription-based journals. Not familiar? Brush up on these key facts: