BMC essentially invented open access (OA) journal publishing in 1998, and that pioneering ethos is still part of Springer Nature more than 25 years later. That’s why more than 2.5 million authors from around the world have published more than 1 million OA articles in Springer Nature journals.
This experience shows: Articles in Springer Nature’s fully-OA journals get up to 5x more downloads and more citations on average than other fully OA publishers. OA articles in Springer Nature’s hybrid journals see enhanced visibility, too. And Springer Nature is one of the leading publishers of OA books.
Below, you’ll find a curated selection of OA articles, journals, and book chapters the editors working in these fields believe best demonstrate the value of the work published OA here. These come from eight physical sciences disciplines (you’ll find the list in the sidebar to the right) spanning the physical sciences.
Explore these articles and book chapters; and then learn more about how your work can be here, OA, too.