Latest transformative agreement for Greece signed between Springer Nature and HEAL-Link

Springer Nature continues its support for open access publishing with its latest transformative agreement (TA) in Greece. The TA withHEAL-Link, the consortium of Greek academic libraries, will see authors from 43 academic and research institutions able to publish open access (OA) in over 2,300 Springer, Adis and Palgrave journals. This agreement will also give authors full access to subscription content in these journals. 

Commenting on the new agreement with HEAL-Link, Caroline Nevison, Director, Open Access Agreements, Springer Nature said:

“At Springer Nature we are committed to driving forward the sustainable transition to OA for all authors regardless of discipline, background or location. We are proud to be working with organisations such as HEAL-Link and others around the world to further support the drive towards open science both regionally and internationally.”

Nevison continued: “Alongside the other 17 national agreements we have in place, this deal is another step in making real progress in the advancement of open science. This agreement will see the opening up of knowledge and will enable the wider global dissemination and reach of the important research being published by Greek researchers which is looking to address the pressing problems we are facing globally.”

Professor Theodora Ioannidou, Chairperson, HEAL-Link added: “The open access agreement of HEAL-Link with Springer Nature is a milestone for the Greek academic institutions and their libraries. It shows that HEAL-Link is determined to make open access in Greece a reality. Springer Nature has a wide portfolio that allows all disciplines to be expressed openly and increases the competitiveness of the research that is performed in our institutions.”

The researchers at the 43 Greek institutions covered by the deal will benefit from more citations, greater usage and better reach for their research when publishing OA, opening up their research to the world. 

This agreement is the latest in a year which has seen Springer Nature sign Japan’s largest OA deal to date, agree the largest institutional deal to date in Latin America, sign a new deal in Italy and extend agreements in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The publisher’s Nature titles have also seen a number of TAs extended. The agreements form part of Springer Nature’s commitment to driving forward sustainable open research for all, with these agreements allowing researchers from over 2,650 affiliated institutions to publish open access, enabling an expected 41,400+ OA articles to be published a year.

More on Springer Nature’s TAs can be found here, with further information on the publisher’s commitment to open science and its wider principles available here.