Publishing with Springer

DEAL supports the publication of journal articles from the TU Hamburg (TUHH) by Springer Nature in Open Access. This will be achieved by signing the contract on January 8th, 2020 through the DEAL project with the SpringerNature publishing house. The contractual terms are similar to the Wiley contract. The contract is carried out by Max Planck Digital Libraries Services GmbH. The contractual terms apply from July 1st, 2020 for publication in pure open access journals (Gold Open Access) and from January 1st, 2020 for activation in a subscription journal (hybrid open access).

Contract duration: 2020-2022, with the option to extend by one year

Publications in hybrid journals (= subscription journals, approx. 1,900 titles): Contract begins on January 1, 2020. The reference date for participation is the time of the “online publication date” of the article. The Publish & Read Fee (PAR Fee) also includes access to the full range of subscription journals. Financing: initially on the previously paid subscription costs of the library.

Publications in Gold OA journals: 01.01.-30.06.2020: Decentralized processing as before without discounts at the Article Processing Charges (APC). Start only on July 1st, 2020. Publication in currently 600 SpringerNature open access journals with a 20% discount on the APC. There is no discount on the Scientific Reports (€ 1,490 + tax) and Nature Communications (2020: € 4,380 + tax)! Funding: Research projects (= institute funds) and, if applicable, publication funds of the library in accordance with the guidelines of the DFG.


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