Researchers from over 3700 global institutions now supported by Springer Nature Transformative Agreements

Springer Nature now supports researchers from over 3700 institutions, across six continents, with open access (OA) publication via its Transformative Agreements (TA). The continued growth of the publisher’s TAs underscores the Springer Nature’s in accelerating the global transition to OA, ensuring all who want to publish OA can do so regardless of location or funding.

Carolyn Honour, Chief Commercial Officer of Springer Nature, said:

“TAs are proven to be the most effective, sustainable way to achieve rapid OA growth and support the transition at scale, making publishing OA a more viable option for global researchers. Research has a pivotal role to play in addressing and understanding the challenges that face our global society. By ensuring that more researchers can publish and take advantage of OA, we can support a more diverse research environment where research can be built upon, is more accessible, and reusable and can get into the hands of those who are addressing our most critical world issues.” 

Notable agreements launched in the first quarter of 2024 include: 

All affiliated researchers now benefit from the higher visibility and usage OA achieves, whilst their institutions are supported with a streamlined OA workflow and benefit from greater reach and impact of the research. 

Springer Nature remains committed to exploring viable and sustainable routes to OA for all researchers regardless of discipline, location or funding situation. More about the publisher’s commitment to OA and open research can be found here.