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Open Access & Institutional Repository: Springer

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The Jisc-negotiated Springer Compact Read & Publish agreement is open to all University of Southampton corresponding authors.

  • Includes original research, review, brief communication and continuing education article types in Springer Open Choice journals (subscription journals with a paid open access option).

The agreement does not include fully open access journals or most Nature branded journals. If your article acknowledges UKRI or Wellcome Trust funding and you would like to publish in a fully open access journals, please complete our APC application form prior to submitting your article to ensure we can cover the cost.

Next steps for corresponding authors

1. Submit your research to your journal of choice

View a list of included Springer journals. Please note that open access publication via this agreement is only available for journals on the list.

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2. Identify yourself as an eligible author

There are three ways Springer can recognise your eligibility for open access publication. When your article is accepted, be sure to identify yourself in at least one of the following ways on the MyPublication form:

  • Select University of Southampton from the dropdown list
  • Please use your University of Southampton email address
  • Please complete the form using a computer connected to the University network (on campus on using the GlobalProtect VPN)

3. Institution’s approval

The Open Research team in the Library will check and approve your eligibility without causing any delays to the manuscript publication process. We do this by approving your article on our institutional Springer Compact dashboard.

Which article types are covered by this agreement?

  • Original Paper: Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.
  • Review Paper: Standard article, interpreting previously published results.
  • Brief Communication: Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.
  • Continuing Education: Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).

The current agreement applies to articles accepted by 31/12/2022.

Questions? Contact us at eprints@soton.ac.uk