Springer Open Access Pilot Ends

The UC-Springer Open Access Pilot has ended effective March 1st, 2011. During the two-year pilot negotiated between the California Digital Library (CDL) and Springer, UC-authored articles accepted for publication in 2009 and 2010 in most of the 2,000+ Springer journals were published as open access under Springer’s Open Choice program. Unfortunately, Springer has decided to discontinue this arrangement. Articles published as part of this pilot remain fully accessible through CDL’s eScholarship publishing platform as well as on the Springerlink platform. An assessment of the pilot will be conducted this spring.

UC authors wishing to make their articles freely available to readers will now need to pay to participate in Springer Open Choice or they can submit their work to one of the new open access journals published as part of SpringerOpen. Authors may also wish to consider other open access venues for disseminating their work.

Please feel free to contact Ivy Anderson at the California Digital Library with any questions.

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