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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 enables open access publishing in journals such as Nature, Nature Astronomy, Nature Biotechnology. See below for more information on all journals included in the agreement. Initially the cost of publishing is paid by the University Library.

Only research articles that have undergone peer review, the so-called Original Papers, are included in the agreement. The article type can sometimes be called Analysis, Article or Letter. Review Articles are not included in the agreement.

The corresponding author must be affiliated with Lund University and state Lund University as affiliation in the article.

Lund University also have additional national agreements with Springer Nature. The Springer Compact agreement includes open access publishing in around 2000 of the publisher’s hybrid journals, and the agreement Springer Nature Fully OA includes several of their open access journals, such as the imprint BioMed Central (BMC).

The Publisher agreement Springer Compact

The Publisher agreement Springer Nature Fully OA

Journals included

Journals included in this or other current publisher agreements are found by using our search service where all journal titles are listed.

Search for journals included in current publishing agreements

Workflow for authors

Authors from LU must be the corresponding author in the article, and use their LU or LTH e-mail address when submitting a manuscript.

There is also a more detailed description of the workflow and how to use the agreement on the publisher's website.

Instructions on the workflow on the publisher's website

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)