Publishing in a Springer Journal? Choose Open Access


Since 2009, UCSF authors have been able to make articles they publish in over 2,000 Springer journals freely available to researchers throughout the world, without payment of any author fees. This is thanks to an expansion of Springer’s Open Choice program, negotiated by the California Digital Library for UC faculty.

UCSF investigators do not need to be the lead authors on a paper. However, the lead author (from any institution) must select the open choice option after an article is submitted for publication. Further details about the program are available online, or from the Library.

Open access makes it easier to build on research. As Richard Schneider, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Director, Parnassus Molecular & Cell Biology Lab, UCSF, notes: "Open access will support faculty aspirations for new modes of journal publishing that facilitate the broad dissemination of ideas."

Please contact us at any time with questions about the Springer Open Choice initiative.

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