How does it work?
- When you as an author have gotten your manuscript accepted in a journal covered in the agreement you will receive an email with a link to the Springer publishing platform MyPublication. A document with author instructions (pdf, 950.2 kB) is available.
For the manuscript to be covered by the agreement the Halmstad University researcher must be a corresponding author. The definition of a Corresponding author is: "the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. The author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s.”
- On MyPublication specify which institution you are connected to and your Halmstad University email address. A message is then sent automatically to the University Library.
- Your affiliation to Halmstad University will be verified by both Springer and the University Library.
- Your article can now be published with open access (open access) with a Creative Commons license (CC-BY license).
Publication types and journals in the agreement
The agreement covers APC fees for the following publication types:
- 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).
APC costs are covered for all Springer's hybrid journals, presently about 1,700 journals. This list may be expanded. A hybrid journal is a traditional subscription-based journal in which articles can be made openly available through a writers' duty is paid.
Download a list of the journals covered.
In addition, the agreement also gives us "read-only access" to about 2,100 by the publisher's journals.
Self-archiving in DiVA
To give your article increased visibility and greater spread you can self-archive your article in DiVA. Springer Compact agreement allows instant publishing in DiVA of the final published version of the article.