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Springer Compact

Springer Compact is a national agreement that provides reading access to about 1700 Springer Journals, as well as allowing Lund University researchers to publish Open Access in these journals. The Article Processing Charge (APC) cost is covered by the agreement.

About the agreement

Apart from reading access to more than 2 000 of Springer’s subscription journals, the agreement includes author publications fees, allowing researchers at Lund University to publish open access in Springer’s hybrid journals without any costs.

Corresponding author must be affiliated to Lund University and have stated Lund University as affiliation in the article in order to be able to publish open access within the agreement.

Journals and publication types included

About 1700 hybrid journals are included in the Springer Compact agreement. A hybrid journal is a journal that is subscription-based, but where individual articles can be made open access usually by paying a publishing fee. 

The agreement includes author fees for the following publication types: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications and Continuous Education.

Additional costs, such as paid offprints, color figures, posters, are not included in the agreement.

Find the updated list of included journals on the following link:

List of Springer journals included in the agreement (Excel)

There is also the opportunity to publish in Springers open access journals and BioMed Central journals free of charge through another publisher agreement: Springer Nature Fully OA.

The Publisher agreement Springer Nature Fully OA

Workflow for authors

State your affiliation to Lund University and always use the LU / LTH e-mail in contact with the publisher.

Once an article has been accepted, Springer will ask you to confirm your affiliation to Lund University. After you have completed this process, Springer and your institution will verify your eligibility. In order for the APC cost to be covered by the agreement, the LU author must be the Corresponding Author, and to facilitate the verification, please use LU / LTH e-mail address.

Other agreements for LU researchers

More agreements with free or discounted publishing fees

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