Quota for free open access publishing with Springer is reached

Since 2015, corresponding authors affiliated to TU/e can publish Open Access in many Springer journals without costs. The number of free open access publications under the deal is limited to 2,080 per year. For 2021, the maximum number is reached and the deal with Springer is terminated.

What are the consequences?
If your manuscript is accepted between now and 1st January 2022, Springer will still offer to publish your article Open Access, but the costs will no longer be covered by the VSNU agreement and you will receive an invoice (ranging from 1790-3990 euro, depending on the journal).

Still make your publication Open Access?
Maybe you still want to make your publication open access, or your funder requests you to do so. Please note that Springer might not correctly present your open access options. We advise to check out the flowchart on our website.

Open Access in Springer journals in 2022?
The VSNU-Springer agreement terminates at the end of 2021 and is currently being renegotiated. News about the results of these negotiations is expected at the end of the year or beginning of the new year. Keep an eye on our website and people@work newsletter to stay up to date.

If you have any questions, please contact openaccess@tue.nl.