Where are we with our Transformative Journals?
In 2021 Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals (TJs) published 40% more gold open access (OA) research articles than in 2020. These articles were used on average 2.8 times more than subscription articles in the same journals, demonstrating the value to authors of publishing OA. 730 journals met cOAlition S targets - more titles than all other publishers combined. We are very proud of these results and look forward to building on them in 2022.
Springer Nature’s journals which did not meet the required TJ metrics in 2021 have been granted an exception for 12 months, and therefore authors submitting to any of Springer Nature's TJs remain eligible for article processing charge (APC) funding from Plan S funders where this is available.