Licensing

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How it works

Licensed access to Springer Nature content can be purchased on an annual basis through a single license for all platforms, including nature.com, link.springer.com and palgrave.com. A current license provides online access and continuing access to all material published during your license supply period.

A Springer Nature license is available to academic institutions, governments and corporations and is purchased by everyone from small colleges on a single site to global organizations with multiple locations. Tailored licensing options are based on research intensity and the number of patrons.

We also work with consortia of various types and sizes and welcome discussion with all consortium managers. A consortium should consist of at least five member institutions. The benefits for the consortium include discounts on list price. Members have the flexibility to select the publications they want to include, or Springer Nature will work with the consortium to create customized packages.

Benefits

Flexible purchasing
A license model that allows your institution to select the titles most suitable to your users, in the formats you require, with pricing based on your FTE count.
Continuing rights
Customers can retain access to all licensed content, subject to payment of an annual access fee, should an agreement be cancelled. The policy applies to all publications owned by Springer Nature.
Accessible for all institution types
Including but not limited to Corporations, Academic institutions, Government and public libraries, Consortia groups, and Hospitals.
Accessible customer services
Springer Nature publishes informative online help pages for 24-hour support. Trained support staff contactable by phone or email on our contacts page.
International access
Licenses offering international access are available.
Promotion tools
Tools to promote subscriptions within your institution are available to print or download.
COUNTER-compliant usage reports
Consistent, credible and compatible usage reports are provided for all Springer Nature publications, conforming to the international code of practice.
License Provider Information
Technology integrating your institution name on to every content page informing users that full text access is a provided service from your institution, based on the information provided in your administration account.
Remote access authentication
For institutions with non-static IP ranges, accesss can be authenticated using TOKENS as well as industry standard solutions from ATHENS and Shibboleth.
E-mail alerts
Sign-up to receive the latest news on Springer Nature products, policies and partnerships from the communications team. Messages are tailored for your region or your site license holdings.

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01: Take a Trial

Base your purchasing decisions on measurable results by taking a trial to a product before adding it to your licence agreement. Promote your trial, track and review your users interactions to assess your organisations needs. 

04: Manage your account

If you are an existing customer, your administration account/s will be updated with your new holdings. As a new customer you will receive information on setting up and managing your account. Here you will be able to add your IP ranges, view titles lists, and assess usage reports. 

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06: Receive Support

06: Receive Support

Utilise our tools and services to become an expert not just in your holdings but also current hot topics in the industry. Our social media accounts and events keep you updated on the latest, and our customer service team, Licensing Managers and Account Development specialists are always at hand to offer support.

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Benefits

Benefits

Flexible purchasing

A license model that allows your institution to select the titles most suitable to your users, in the formats you require, with pricing based on your FTE count.


Accessible for all institution types
Including but not limited to Corporations, Academic institutions, Government and public libraries, Consortia groups, and Hospitals.


International access
Licenses offering international access are available.


COUNTER-compliant usage reports
Consistent, credible and compatible usage reports are provided for all Springer Nature publications, conforming to the international code of practice. Find out more.


Remote access authentication
For institutions with non-static IP ranges, accesss can be authenticated using TOKENS as well as industry standard solutions from ATHENS and Shibboleth.

Benefits

Continuing rights
Customers can retain access to all licensed content, subject to payment of an annual access fee, should an agreement be cancelled. The policy applies to all publications owned by Springer Nature. Find out more.


Accessible customer services
Springer Nature publishes informative online help pages for 24-hour support. Trained support staff contactable by phone or email on our contacts page.


Promotion tools
Tools to promote subscriptions within your institution are available to print or download. Find out more.


License Provider Information
Technology integrating your institution name on to every content page informing users that full text access is a provided service from your institution, based on the information provided in your administration account.


E-mail alerts
Sign-up to receive the latest news on Springer Nature products, policies and partnerships from the communications team. Messages are tailored for your region or your site license holdings.

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