The University of California has entered an open access publishing agreement with Springer Nature, which is now active. Under the agreement, the UC libraries will automatically pay the first $1,000 toward the open access fee (called an Article Processing Charge), for all UC corresponding authors publishing in Springer journals. Authors can request that the library pay the full fee if they do not have research funds available to cover the balance.
Springer Nature is offering a webinar to help UC authors to better understand what the agreement means for them and how the new payment process works. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 9-10 am PT. If you are interested in attending please register in advance.
What about other journal publishers?
As a reminder, UC also has open access publishing agreements with Cambridge University Press, PLoS, ACM and JMIR, with more soon to come. The Open Access Publishing page on our website includes information about all of the agreements and discounts currently available.
If your journal’s publisher is not listed, you can also apply for $1000 in funding support from our Open Access Fund to publish in other full open access journals.
Writing a book?
If you are publishing a book, the library’s TOME Fund offers grants up to $15,000 to assist with open access monograph publishing.
We’re here to help!
If you have questions about publishing open access with Springer Nature, or any other publisher, please don’t hesitate to contact the library’s Scholarly Communications Officer Michael Ladisch (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.