On 11 December 2018, the maximum of 2080 Dutch Open Access publications in Springer journals was reached.
If your publication in a Springer journal is accepted between 11 December 2018 and 1 January 2019, please contact the IEC's Open Access helpdesk to discuss the possibilities of publishing this Open Access.
From 1 January 2019, a new quota of Open Access publications will be available and publications from Dutch academic institutions will be eligible for free open access publishing again.
Corresponding authors from TU/e and other Dutch academic institutions can publish open access free of charge in approximately 1,850 journals within the Springer OpenChoice programme up to a national total of 2,080 publications. If the maximum is reached, the agreement will be terminated and publications from Dutch academic institutions will no longer be eligible for free open access publishing. Eligible publication types are: original papers, review papers, brief communications and continuing education papers.
Journals from learned societies, BioMedCentral and SpringerOpen are not part of the Springer OpenChoice programme and therefore not included in the agreement.
After article acceptance corresponding authors will be asked to identify themselves as author affiliated with a Dutch academic institution and agree to the open access copyright and license terms. You can confirm the affiliation by choosing it in the “Special Affiliation” drop-down menu.
Your eligibility to publish your article in open access under this agreement will be verified by your university and Springer during the production process.
If you have any further questions please contact the IEC Open Access desk.