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SpringerOpen is Springer's portfolio of fully open access journals and books, covering all areas of science, the humanities and social sciences. Open access means it’s free to access from anywhere in the world, and licensed for reuse. Your published research will be available on SpringerLink, Google Scholar, PubMed Central, Medline, Scopus and all other major full-text repositories, with journals indexed in these repositories as early as possible. Springer open access books are also available from Amazon, Google Books, Apple iBooks, the OAPEN Library and listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). We also encourage deposition of raw data in open data repositories. Read our open data policy.
As an author you retain the copyright to your work. By licensing your work under the Creative Commons Attribution License, articles or book chapters can be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.
SpringerOpen articles and books are subject to high-level peer review, editorial, author and production services, ensuring the quality and reliability of the work.
For journals, editorial and peer review policies are available in the “Submission Guidelines” on each journal’s website. Our editors are supported by our in-house Research Integrity Group who advise on policy, decision-making, plagiarism and ethics to ensure every decision is as fair and transparent as possible.
We offer fast publication while providing rigorous peer review to maintain the integrity of information. For journals, our times from submission to first decision vary depending on the journal, but in the majority of SpringerOpen? journals, once your content is accepted it will be published online shortly afterwards. In some cases content may be held for specific reasons for a short period of time. As your article will be open access, it will be immediately and freely available and reusable without restriction. For open access books, the entire content published with Springer is freely accessible online immediately upon publication.
We’re proud of the impact and influence our journals have - from citations to social media shares; from advancing discovery within individual disciplines to affecting public discourse and policy making.
Our open access books experience, on average, seven times more downloads, 50% more citations and ten times more online mentions compared to non-open access books.
We’re committed to promoting your research as widely as we can and providing as much visibility and exposure for your article or book as possible. We have a dedicated press team who work with global media to highlight research of interest to the public and science media, regularly leading to extensive coverage in the press. We also ensure your research is easy to find and cite, making your ideas and knowledge accessible to other researchers, communities and institutions around the world.