About us

SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science ranging from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, our interdisciplinary open access journal that covers all disciplines.

In August 2012, due to the growing demand for open access and the success of our SpringerOpen journals, we expanded our offering to open access books. Published under the SpringerOpen brand they complement our established open access journal portfolio.

SpringerOpen journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work. Authors publishing with SpringerOpen retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under a Creative Commons license. To cover the cost of the publication process, all SpringerOpen journals and books charge an open access fee. To support the individual researchers in covering these costs, institutions can join our Open Access Membership Program which we offer together with BioMed Central. We currently have over 450 members in more than 45 countries.

Publishing with SpringerOpen enables authors to widen their readership, comply with open access mandates, retain copyright, and benefit from Springer’s trusted brand!

What is open access?

Publishing open access makes your work freely and permanently available online for anyone, anywhere. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles and books. Learn more

For authors

We publish a wide range of journals across all disciplines. Visit our author pages to find out more.

For libraries

In addition to publishing outstanding open access research, we offer different services for libraries including a Membership Program, which enables you to actively support open access. View our library section to learn more.

Publishing services

A substantial number of our SpringerOpen journals are published in collaboration with learned societies and institutions located around the world. These pages provide essential information about our publishing services and partners

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