Springer Author Journey

Springer Author journey before cap has been reached

While Open Access publishing under the VSNU agreement is possible, Springer will indicate your eligibility in a green box.


Springer Author journey after cap has been reached

The maximum number of free Open Access publications is expected to be reached in early October 2021. After the cap of the VSNU agreement has been reached you will be given the choice to publish open access and the price of the Article Processing Charges (APC) will be specified. If you choose to publish Open Access you will receive an invoice for this APC.

Other options to make publication open access

Publications funded by Open Access option
Horizon 2020 Use your legal right to publish Open Access (Taverne amendment to Dutch copyright law). Your final published version will be made open access 6 months after publication.
NWO pre 2021 calls Upload the submitted manuscript (pre-peer review version) in our repository. This will be automatically made open access as soon as the paper is published.
Other or no funding Upload the accepted manuscript (post-peer review version) in our repository. This will be made open access automatically 12 months after publication.