UC Libraries and Springer Publishers Agreement (ended March 2011)
UPDATE: The Springer Open Choice license has ended; it ran from Jan 2009 to March 2011.
The UC Libraries and Springer Publishers have announced that beginning in 2009, UC-affiliated authors accepted for publication in most of the 2,000 Springer journals will be published using Springer Open Choice, with full and immediate open access. There will be no separate per-article charges ($3,000/article), since costs have been factored in the overall license. Articles will be released under a license compatible with the Creative Commons license. In addition to access via the Springer Link platform, final published articles will also be deposited in the CDL's eScholarship Repository.
The UC-Springer agreement is the first large-scale open access experiment of its type undertaken with a major commercial publisher in North America.
This is just one of 5 discounted negotiations that the UC Libraries have made with publishers for the benefit of faculty and researchers to promote Open Access publishing. For information about the other opportunities with BioMed Central, Oxford University Press, the National Academy of Science Press and the Public Library of Science, please go to http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/alternatives/submit_work.html. Additional information about the Springer Open Choice trial includes:
- List of Springer Titles (http://www.springerlink.com/journals/)
- Springer journals not eligible for Open Choice (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/alternatives/springer_ineligible.pdf)[PDF]
- Joint press release (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/springer_open_access.pdf)[PDF]