Authors are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to ensuring their work is used, reused and has the greatest reach.
Articles are downloaded on average 902 times – increasing year on year and doubling between 2017 and 20201.
Articles are cited 5.83 times on average - 60% increased reuse in three years.
Broadest selection of fully OA journals, appearing across more JCR categories than other publishers.
16% of all OA primary research globally is published by Springer Nature, supporting over 2.5 million authors.
Our journals provide multiple comparable metrics of reach, impact and author service on their websites, and are also available on third-party comparison sites such as DOAJ.
- Our OA articles provide best value for money for the author. The average cost for each use of an article in our fully OA journals was €0.24 in 2021, 30% lower than our nearest pure-OA competitor.
1 Annual Report https://annualreport.springernature.com/2021/