OA funding and policy guidance for books & chapters

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

Funding sources for open access books

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Open access funding and policy checklist for books

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

Funders requiring a CC BY licence for OA books

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

Open access policy compliance FAQs for books

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

Open access book funding FAQs

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

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