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Nature Research Journals

Researchers at Lund University can use agreements to publish open access with easy handling of the administrative processes and negotiated costs. Read more about the terms of the agreement here.

About the agreement

The agreement provides open access publishing under negotiated conditions in journals such as Nature, Nature Astronomy, Nature Biotechnology. See below for more information about all the journals included in the agreement. 

The agreement covers research articles that have undergone peer review, known as "Original Papers." Examples of these include article types like Analysis, Article, and Letter. Note that Review Articles are not included. 

The corresponding author's affiliation with Lund University must be stated in the published article. 

Lund University is also part of additional national agreements with Springer Nature. The Springer Compact agreement covers publishing in approximately 2000 hybrid journals from the publisher, and the Springer Nature Fully OA agreement includes several of the publisher's open access journals, such as those under the BioMed Central (BMC) imprint.

The Publisher agreement Springer Compact

The Publisher agreement Springer Nature Fully OA

Workflow for authors

To facilitate publisher’s ability to identify researchers from organisations that are part of the agreement, please make sure of the following: 

  • State your affiliation with Lund University in the article and, if possible, in the publisher’s manuscript submission system. 
  • Use your institutional e-mail address (ending with “” or “”) when submitting the manuscript. 

Please refer to the publisher’s instructions for more detailed information.

Publishing costs at Lund University

Parts of the costs of publishing, both within the agreements and those paid with the extra publishing support, are later invoiced to the faculties. Depending on how your faculty chooses to handle the costs, you may have to pay a part of the publication fee at a later stage.

Read more about costs for publishing open access at Lund University


For questions about the publishing process, bibliometrics, research data, open access, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se (publicera[at]lub[dot]lu[dot]se)

For questions about LUCRIS, please contact:

servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se (servicedesk[at]lu[dot]se)