Springer Compact – an open access agreement for KI researchers

As a researcher at Karolinska Institutet you can publish open access free of charge in the 1,850 hybrid journals* from Springer when you are the corresponding author.

Springer Compact's contract model combines publishing and licensing costs. The model is a way for researchers (corresponding authors only) to have their articles published open access in Springer Nature's hybrid journals, so-called Open Choice (about 1,850 titles) and retain their copyright with a CC-BY license. Article types covered are: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications and Continuous Education. At the same time, there is continued access to read articles in all e-journals (approx. 2,110 titles) on the SpringerLink platform from 1997 onwards. This includes subscription-based journals without open access. The agreement is valid from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

The agreement requires that you are:
   •  corresponding author 
   •  affiliated with KI

How do I proceed as an author?

Use your email address ending with @ki.se when you submit your manuscript to the publisher so that they can see that you belong to KI. Once you have your article accepted in one of the relevant journals (see below), you will receive an email from the publisher with a link to the publishing platform MyPublication where you must indicate that you are affiliated with Karolinska Institute. Before the article is made freely available online, the university library verifies that you are affiliated with Karolinska Institutet and approves the publication fee.

More details about Springer Compact:

Please contact Research Support at the library if you have questions about how Springer Compact works or publishing in general.

*A hybrid journal is a journal that is basically subscription-based, but where individual articles may be made open access, usually by paying a publishing fee (article processing charge or APC).

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