Open access agreement for Türkiye

Information for authors

If you are a corresponding author affiliated with a participating Turkish institution, you may be eligible to publish open access (OA) in Springer Nature's portfolio of journals with fees covered.  

More than 200 institutions are participating in the transformative agreement (TA) between Springer Nature and TÜBİTAK, meaning that corresponding authors* affiliated with participating institutions are eligible to publish their articles OA with fees covered, in Springer Nature's portfolio of hybrid journals. In addition, you can enjoy full access to all Springer, Adis, Palgrave and Academic Journals subscription journal content.

Established by TÜBİTAK, this agreement will run through 31 December 2026.

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What authors need to know

  • You must be the corresponding author* of the article.
  • Article types eligible under this agreement are: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Continuing Education.
  • You must identify yourself during the author identification process (you will be asked to do this once your article has been accepted for publication). The institution selected during this process should be your primary affiliation, as this is the institution that TÜBİTAK will refer to in order to verify your eligibility.
  • You must be affiliated with a participating Turkish institution.
  • You must explicitly state your primary affiliation in the published manuscript, which is the Turkish institution at which the bulk of the research for the article was conducted.
  • The copyright remains with you: open access articles in both Springer Nature hybrid and fully OA journals are published under the liberal Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international (CC BY) license. You are free to share and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

*Acting as main contact for Springer Nature correspondence after editorial acceptance.

Find out more

Participating institutions
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Author guide, English
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Author guide, Turkish
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Publishing open access in a hybrid journal

Hybrid journals are subscription journals that offer OA at the article level, allowing authors to make individual articles free for anyone to read, share and re-use.

Our study shows that there is a clear advantage in reach and impact for articles published OA in hybrid journals compared to non-OA articles in the same journals. Learn more about hybrid usage per discipline here.

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Who is considered the corresponding author?

The corresponding author is defined as the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. 

The corresponding author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. They are also responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the submission, review and publication process. 

In addition, the corresponding author acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper is published.

How can I make sure my article is eligible?

When you submit, use at least one of the below methods of recognition.

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Upon acceptance of your article, you'll also be prompted to provide your institutional affiliation.

How do I know if my article has been approved?

The approval manager at your institution will approve your article's eligibility based on your institutional affiliation, article type and journal name.

Once your article is approved by your institution, you will be notified by email and your article will proceed to publication.

Which article types are covered by this agreement?

  • Original Paper: Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.
  • Review Paper: Standard article, interpreting previously published results.
  • Brief Communication: Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.
  • Continuing Education: Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).

What if I'm not covered by the agreement?

There are still plenty of ways to find funding for your article processing charge (APC). Visit our open access funding page to check whether your institution or research funder makes OA funding available.

Who can I contact for more information? 

Please email us at if you need further assistance.