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Springer signs first ‘pure open-access’ deal in Sweden

Publishing giant Springer Nature and Sweden’s Bibsam consortium—a club of institutional libraries and funders—will share the costs of publishing in Springer Nature’s open-access journals.

In a statement after the signing on 27 June, Springer Nature said that the deals “put it firmly on the path to becoming a transformative publisher” that supports open access.

The deal will enable Swedish researchers affiliated with organisations in the Bibsam consortium to publish in more than 570 Springer Nature open access journals without having to pay article processing charges. This includes Nature Communications, the world’s most highly cited open access journal, and Scientific Reports, one of the world’s largest open access journals.

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