Springer Nature and Couperin sign new agreement to advance open access publishing in France

Springer Nature has signed a Transformative Agreement (TA) with Couperin, the French consortium for higher education and research establishments. Beginning July 2024, the multi-year agreement will provide participating members with the option to publish their research open access (OA) which will improve the global visibility and impact of researchers based in France.  

In addition, it will enable reading access to more than 2,200 titles across the Springer, Palgrave, and Adis imprints, reflecting Springer Nature’s commitment to one of Europe’s major academic markets.    

Seventeen French institutions, including prestigious universities and research institutions such as Paris Dauphine University, University Toulouse 3, and Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), as well as Hospices Civil de Lyon (HCL) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission(CEA), will transition to the new agreement.  

Dagmar Laging, VP Institutional Sales Europe for Springer Nature said:   

“This agreement with Couperin marks a significant milestone in advancing open access, reflecting our joint commitment to the academic and research communities in France. It is a key step towards fostering a more open and collaborative research environment, ultimately increasing the visibility and impact of French research on a global scale.” 

All Couperin members are invited to join the agreement at any stage, including those not currently subscribing to Springer Nature journals.