If you are a corresponding author affiliated with the University of California (UC), you may be entitled to publish open access in our journals with funding support from the UC libraries.
Starting January 2021, UC corresponding authors1 will be able to publish their articles open access in Springer Nature's portfolio of journals with funding support from the UC libraries. The agreement includes over 2,200 hybrid journals2 and 500 fully open access journals across the Springer Nature's portfolio.
The UC libraries will cover at least the first US$1,000 of each article processing charge (APC) for all UC corresponding authors who publish open access in hybrid and fully open access journals from Springer, Palgrave, BMC and Nature Portfolio (excluding Nature and Nature research journals).
If there is any remaining balance due on the APC, Springer Nature will ask UC authors if they have research funding available to cover the balance. If an author does not have research funds available to cover the remainder of the APC, the UC libraries will pay the entire APC on the author’s behalf, ensuring that lack of research funds does not present a barrier for UC authors who wish to publish open access in these journals.
Download the infographic on the UC agreement with Springer Nature.
1Acting as main contact for Springer Nature correspondence after editorial acceptance.
2Subscription journals that offer open access at the article level, allowing authors to make individual articles free for anyone to read, share and re-use.