Springer Nature has agreed the largest Transformative Agreement in Japan with 10 institutions participating in an innovative pilot. This will see nearly 900 articles published open access in the coming year, marking a significant step forward to Open Science in the region.
Starting 01 January 2023, if you’re affiliated with any of the 10 participating institutions in Japan, you can receive funding support for your publication fees* when you publish open access in Springer Nature's portfolio of hybrid journals that are included in this pilot Transformative Agreement.
In addition, as part of the agreement, you will be able to read, use and reuse research published in Springer Nature journals across the Springer, Palgrave Macmillan and Adis portfolios and in the Academic Journals on nature.com.
This agreement will run through 31 December 2025.
*Subject to review of eligibility and approval from participating institutions