FinELib consortium’s agreement with Springer Nature includes open access publishing in Springer’s hybrid titles during the agreement term 1.10.2018-31.12.2020. The author does not need to pay an APC (article processing charge). The charges are covered by the agreement.

 

Who is eligible to publish articles open access

Corresponding authors affiliated to  Springer Compact subscribing institutions are eligible to publish open access under the agreement. Your institution verifies your affiliation to Springer during the publishing process.

Which journal titles are eligible for open access publishing   

The agreement covers hybrid titles in the Springer Compact collection, see list of titles (also includes information open access licenses offered by the titles, and whether the title is in Springer’s standard or non-standard publishing workflow)

The agreement covers open access publishing of the following article types

  • Original Paper
  • Review Paper
  • Brief Communication
  • Continuing Education

 

Publishing an article open access in Springer’s hybrid journals – instructions to the corresponding author

Article in Springer’s standard workflow (most journals belong in this category, see journals list)

  1. Once your article has been accepted, you will receive a link to the My Publication system
  2. Choose your affiliation: state the name of the subscribing institution you are affiliated to in the entry field. The names are in English. If you don’t find the name of your institution, type in the city or country and the system will prompt institution names.
  3. You will see the Green Box describing the FinELib agreement (an example using Aalto University)
  4. Agree to the open access license used by the journal title
    1. CC BY 4.0 - Creative Commons describes the license like this: This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.
    2. CC BY-NC 4.0 - Creative Commons describes the license like this: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
  5. Order color figures, offprints or posters if you like. Note that you will personally be charged for them, your institution only covers the article processing charge (APC).
  6. Fill in your contact information in the ”Your Affiliation” form.
  7. Send the order. Your price is 0 EUR unless you have ordered color figures, offprints or posters.
  8. Springer will alert your institution and your library/information service will verify your affiliation in the  system.
  9. Springer will publish your article open access.

It is assumed that all corresponding authors will want to publish open access. If this is not the case with you, complete the My Publication process and then contact your library/information service. They will reject verifying your affiliation in the system. You will then receive a new link to My Publication and your article will be published behind a paywall.

Springer's instructions


Article in Springer’s non-standard workflow (a minority of journals belong in this category, see journals list)

  1. The process varies by journal title.
  2. Use the name of your institution and your institutional email address in all communications with the journal.
  3. Agree to the open access license used by the journal title
    1. CC BY 4.0 -  Creative Commons describes the license like this: This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.
    2. CC BY-NC 4.0 -  Creative Commons describes the license like this: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
  4. Springer will alert your institution and your library/information service will verify your affiliation in the  system.
  5. Springer will publish your article open access.

 

It is assumed that all corresponding authors will want to publish open access. If this is not the case with you, complete process and then contact your library/information service. They will reject verifying your affiliation in the system. Your article will be published behind a paywall.

 

 

 

 

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service.

 

 

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