Open Access Agreement for CRUI-CARE in Italy


CARE is part of CRUI, the Conference of Italian University Rectors. CRUI was founded in 1963 and is an acknowledged institutional and representative institutions, furthering the development of the university system through its intense activity of study and experimentation.

The aim of CARE is to facilitate the acquisition and management of the electronic resources, improving the quality of contractual clauses, the reliability of the access and preservation of data, and facilitate the cooperation with other Universities and Consortia at the Global level.

We are very proud that CRUI-CARE and has established a Transformative Agreement with Springer Nature. 

Read the institutional guide to learn more

Authors belonging to an eligible institution connected to CRUI-CARE are able to publish open access articles in subscription journals that offer the hybrid open access option (Open Choice) and the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY and CC BY-NC). The article processing charge is covered by the Italian Institutions within the Italian national CRUI-CARE agreement.

This agreement also includes access to more than 2,000 of Springer´s subscription journals, at no extra cost to readers and users connected to CRUI-CARE.

On this page, we provide the most important facts and information materials for Approval Managers and Librarians. If you have any further questions, you can always contact us at

Resources and information material

Poster about OA Agreement
Poster about OA Agreement
(PDF, 54.38 KB)
Online banner
Online banner
(ZIP, 103.14 KB)


15 March 2021 webinar

06 May 2021 webinar

27 May 2021 webinar