Transformative deals substantially aid the transition to OA. Let’s give them the time they need to do so.
Last month, Springer Nature agreed a new transformative ‘read and publish’ deal with the Norwegian library consortium, Unit. This, coupled with renewals of existing deals in the UK (Jisc), Sweden (Bibsam) and Qatar, takes the number of such deals we have into double figures, the most of any publisher. These deals enable researchers in these ten countries to publish open access in over 1900 Springer journals as well as read the research of others across this portfolio.
Hybrid journals can advance the move towards full open access
Hybrid journals play an important role in the transition to open access.