Open Access Agreement for HEAL-Link Greece

The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) operates since 1998. Its members include all the academic and research institutions operating under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs.

The HEAL-Link Consortium actively participates in projects, initiatives, and relevant developments that shape the scientific publications landscape in Greece. This is done in a way that is beneficial to its members and to the scientific community, in general. Its main goals are:

  • to establish common policies on journals subscriptions, and promote the rational growth of its journals collection,
  • to combine financial savings with access to a large number of electronic resources that meet the educational and research needs of its user community,
  • to negotiate the signing of joint subscription agreements with publishers, and provide/manage remote access to electronic resources and information services (the electronic journals included) to its members
  • to offer advanced services to the academic community to support the educational and research mission of the community and its members
  • to support Open Science in the academic environment, providing all possible means for a sustainable advancement of science, research and education.

We are very proud that HEAL-Link Greece has entered a Transformative Agreement with Springer Nature. 

Read the institutional guide to learn more

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Authors affiliated with participating HEAL-Link institutions can make their publications immediately open in subscription journals that offer the hybrid open access option (Open Choice) and the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY and CC BY-NC), with fees covered. The article processing charge will be covered by HEAL-Link.

This agreement also includes access to more than 2,300 subscription journals on SpringerLink, at no extra cost to the members of the participating HEAL-Link institutions.

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