The world-leading open access portfolio in the physical sciences

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.

Making the OA transition real for researchers

SDG OA Bk22 gen blog teaser image © Springer NatureTransformational Agreements and Transformational Journals now make it easier than ever to publish OA

Making the transition to open access (OA) real means taking down the barriers that can make it hard for some researchers to publish OA. That means expanding the places to publish OA. It means making it easier to find the funding to publish OA. Transformative Journals (TJs) help with the first part by steadily expanding Springer Nature’s range of fully-OA journals. Transformative Agreements (TAs), which now cover researchers at more than 3,400 institutions, help with the second. By giving researchers the tools and platforms to publish OA, regardless of location or discipline, with fees covered, Springer Nature aims for 50% of all its content to be published OA by 2024. Read more

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