The path towards open science
A four part podcast series with Springer Nature's Caroline Nevison and Dr Ritu Dhand.
Why we are ‘going for Gold’
Steven Inchcoombe discusses Springer Nature's latest white paper on the full (Gold) OA effect.
Transformative deals substantially aid the transition to OA. Let’s give them the time they need to do so.
Last month, Springer Nature agreed a new transformative ‘read and publish’ deal with the Norwegian library consortium, Unit. This, coupled with renewals of existing deals in the UK (Jisc), Sweden (Bibsam) and Qatar, takes the number of such deals we have into double figures, the most of any publisher. These deals enable researchers in these ten countries to publish open access in over 1900 Springer journals as well as read the research of others across this portfolio.
Hybrid journals can advance the move towards full open access
Hybrid journals play an important role in the transition to open access.
The future of open access books
Open access book publishing has been growing in recent years. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) lists 2,099 open access books published in 2018, an increase of 38% from 2017. Funders are also starting to engage with open access for books: a small number of European funders now mandate open access for books and provide financial support for open access book publication. COAlition S has also indicated that they support transitioning monographs to open access, and will provide guidance by the end of 2021.