Open access agreements and partnerships

Springer Nature Read and Publish agreement 2023
Our current Springer Read and Publish agreement expires 31 December 2022.
UK negotiations are ongoing to continue the agreement in 2023. Authors selecting Gold under the existing agreement in eligible journals beyond the expiry can continue to choose Open Choice by following the instructions below, until further notice.

The University of St Andrews and Springer Nature

The University of St Andrews has arranged various agreements to support open access publishing. These have been implemented based on national negotiations, recommendations and consultation with academic staff, or where they represent good value and efficient use of funds.

Transformative Agreements

The University has entered into a number of Transformative Agreements listed below (often referred to as Read and Publish) that align with UKRI, Wellcome Trust and other funder Open Access requirements.  These agreements aim to reduce and manage costs by combining subscriptions to read articles with Open Access publishing.  To benefit from a TA, articles must have a St Andrews corresponding author who is identified as such during submission. Authors should also ensure they select a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY).

To find out who the publisher of your chosen journal is, check the Sherpa Romeo website. Sherpa Romeo is a database of publishers’ open access policies.

Where a discounted APC is still payable, you may be able to claim from central funds or use individual grants. For details email openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk or see details on central funding available.

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