Open access agreement with Bibsam in Sweden

Bibsam Consortium in Sweden has two active OA agreements with Springer Nature for its participating institutions. One agreement is including the fully open access journals portfolio from BMC, Nature Research, Palgrave Macmillan and SpringerOpen. And the second part is comprising the Read and Publish (Springer Compact) open access agreement. This combines the cost of article processing charges (APCs) with subscription content access fees.

Since 1996 the National Library of Sweden negotiates license agreements for electronic information resources on behalf of Swedish universities, university colleges, governmental agencies and research institutes. 85 organisations participate in at least one of the agreements.

Authors belonging to an participating institution in one or both of the agreements are able to publish open access articles in over 1,900 Open Choice journals and more than 600 fully OA journals. The article processing charge is centrally covered by Bibsam Consortium. This agreement also includes access to over 2,200 Springer´s subscription journals, at no extra cost to readers and users connected to Bibsam Consortium.

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