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SpringerOpen books

The growing demand for open access publishing across all disciplines has led Springer to expand our open access program to fully open access books. As a further addition to our already established SpringerOpen journal portfolio we now offer authors in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) the option to publish open access books.

Why publish a SpringerOpen book?

Freely available online
SpringerOpen books are freely and immediately available online at SpringerLink upon publication and are clearly labeled as 'open access'. They are accessible to anyone worldwide, which ensures distribution to the widest possible audience.

High visibility
In addition to SpringerLink all SpringerOpen books are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), increasing visibility and discoverability for your work. They are also automatically included in Springer's eBook Collections at no additional charge to ensure maximum distribution.

Authors retain copyright
SpringerOpen books are published under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license, so they can be reused and redistributed for non-commercial purposes as long as the original author is attributed.

All book types accepted
SpringerOpen accepts complete monographs, edited volumes, proceedings, and SpringerBriefs.

Available in different formats
The open access eBook is freely available online and accessible to anyone with an internet connection at anytime. In addition to this free electronic version, a print edition is offered for those who still wish to buy a printed book. The open access eBook is automatically included in Springer's eBook Collections at no additional cost. For patrons whose library offers the respective eBook Collection, the printed book is therefore exclusively available as a MyCopy softcover edition.

High quality standards
SpringerOpen books are subject to the same high level peer-review, production and publishing processes followed by traditional Springer books.

Authors benefit from our Open Access Membership Program
SpringerOpen books charge an open access fee at the beginning of the publication process. Authors at our over 400 Member institutions receive a 15% loyalty discount on this publication fee, regardless of the type of Membership their institution has.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does it cost to publish a SpringerOpen book?

SpringerOpen books charge a publication fee at the beginning of the publication process. This fee varies depending on the number of pages per book.

2. My institution participates in the Open Access Membership Program. Do I benefit from this Membership when publishing a SpringerOpen book?

Yes, you do benefit from your institution's Open Access Membership. If your institution is a Member, you will receive a 15% loyalty discount on the publication fee, regardless of the type of Membership.

3. I want to publish a SpringerOpen book. Who should I contact? 

Please get in touch with your existing publishing contact at Springer or email Veronika Spinka, SpringerOpen Books Coordinator.

SpringerOpen features

  • Open access - publications are freely
  • available online
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Authors retain copyright
  • High visibility
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SpringerOpen books A-Z

SpringerOpen publishes a wide selection of open access books across various disciplines. A small sample of the books available are listed below. All SpringerOpen books are freely available online at SpringerLink and listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). An overview of SpringerOpen books may be downloaded on Springer's MARC records website.