SpringerOpen is committed to providing immediate and barrier-free access to all the research they publish. Together with BioMed Central we work with many institutes around the world that advocate open access to their intellectual output and help them to make the most of an integrated OA policy, involving both open access publishing and policies encouraging or mandating open access deposit.
Repositories are now rapidly gaining pace as institutes start to feel the benefits that they bring, although many organizations find populating their repositories a challenge. Thanks to our cooperation with BioMed Central, we are able to offer an Automated Article-Deposit system which helps institutes populate their repositories remotely with the SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol.
What is SWORD?
The SWORD vision is 'lowering the barriers to deposit'. BioMed Central's Automated Article-Deposit is a standard protocol for transferring complete article content (including PDFs, additional files, and article metadata) from one repository to another.
How does BioMed Central's Automated Article-Deposit work?
As soon as the official final version of an article is published in a SpringerOpen journal, we will automatically populate the author's institutional repository with the published article. (Articles are transferred on a nightly basis.)
Automated Article-Deposit feeds are offered as standard, at no additional charge to:
Automated Article-Deposit feeds are also available as a separately-chargeable service to non-Members - please contact BioMed Central’s Institutional Sales team for more information.
Please refer to our Automated Article-Deposit FAQ for further information.
If you would like to discuss BioMed Central's Automated Article-Deposit service, please contact us.
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