OA funding and policy guidance for articles

Springer Nature offers a free open access support service to make it easier for our authors to discover and apply for funding to cover article processing charges (APCs). In addition to our list of funding sources for OA publication costs, we have a number of additional resources to help authors learn about APC funding. We also provide guidance to help authors understand and meet their funders’ and institutions’ OA policy requirements when publishing in Springer Nature journals.

Funding sources for open access articles

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Open access funding and policy checklist for articles

Identify potential sources of APC funding and ensure your publication meets all the OA requirements of your funders and institutions.

Funders requiring a CC BY licence for journal articles

Certain research funders require that grantees publish under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) if opting to publish journal articles via the immediate open access route.

Open access article funding FAQs

Learn about the types of APC funding available, as well as how to secure such funding and meet eligibility requirements.

Open access policy compliance FAQs for articles

Learn how to meet your funders' and institutions' requirements for open access articles.

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