Corresponding authors affiliated with Dutch Universities, University Medical Centres and the KNAW institutes can publish Open Access in many Springer journals without cost. The number of free open access articles under this consortium deal is limited to 2,080 per year. In 2022, this maximum number is expected to be reached in the beginning of November.
The consortium deal applies to 1,850 journals within the Springer OpenChoice programme and enables Open Access publishing of articles in these journals at no costs, for corresponding authors affiliated with a Dutch university. The number of free open access articles under this consortium deal is limited to 2,080 per year. In 2022, this maximum number is expected to be reached in the beginning of November.
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What happens next?
If your manuscript is accepted between the moment the cap is reached and 1 January 2023, Springer will still offer to publish your article Open Access. However, the costs will no longer be covered by the consortium agreement and you will receive an invoice.
The current contract will be continued in 2023, including a maximum of 2,080 open access publications. If you are a WUR corresponding author and your manuscript is accepted in January 2023 or later, you can again make use of the deal until the maximum is reached.