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Committed to open research, we offer researchers, institutions and their funders open access (OA) options for journals, books and sharing research data.

We make academic research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with communities across science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.

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A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC is committed to innovation and offers an evolving portfolio of some 300 journals.


Open research is at the heart of Nature Research. Our portfolio includes Nature CommunicationsScientific Reports and many more.


Springer offers a variety of open access options for journal articles and books across a number of disciplines. 


Palgrave Macmillan is committed to developing sustainable models of open access for the HSS disciplines.

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Find funding for your next OA publication

We offer a free support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for open access funding. Learn more about the 200+ available sources of funding available to you.

Encouraging data sharing

Our new standardised research data policies and services help you understand and meet funder and institutional data mandates.

Transformative Journals

Transformative Journals are coming in January 2021 – find out how we’re evolving our hybrid and subscription portfolios across Springer Nature, helping our authors increase the readership, reach and impact of their research through open access.

Institutional Agreements

As the world’s largest OA publisher, we continue to lead the way in offering innovative solutions for authors, their institutions and funders to support OA adoption, from our first transformative Read and Publish (Springer Compact) agreement in 2015 to our first fully OA agreement in 2019.

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