Springer Nature Open Access quota has been reached

Published on
November 21, 2022

Springer Nature and the VSNU agreed that Dutch researchers can publish up to 2,080 articles Open Access without extra costs in 2022. The quota has been reached on 21 November 2022. For the remaining weeks of 2022, no additional WUR articles can be published Open Access in Springer Nature journals without having to pay the Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Received an invoice?

If you receive a message from Springer Nature that you have to cover the costs for publishing Open Access yourself, please do not pay the invoice. Contact us immediately and send an email to the Open Access team of WUR Library.

You may also consider the following additional options to publish Open Access:

Publish OA upon publication and under a CC license

If you submit your article early 2023, you may be able to use the 2023 Open Access fee waivers, depending on the result of the new negotiations with Springer Nature.

Publish OA after an embargo period and without an open license

  • You can publish your article in 2022 behind a paywall and make it open six months after the first publication, by using the Taverne Amendment (article 25fa) of the Dutch Copyright law. Please check whether you fulfil the Taverne requirements. You can use the Taverne Amendment by filling in the online participation form. This will take about two minutes.
  • Self-archive the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM). Please email the AAM of your article to the Open Access team upon publication, and include the DOI if available. We'll make the AAM full text available in Research@WUR when the publisher’s embargo period expires.


If you have any more questions, please contact the Open Access team of WUR Library. We're happy to help you.