Why publish OA with Springer Nature

Maximising reach while protecting integrity and maintaining trust

At Springer Nature, we know how important it is to be able to trust and rely on the research we publish. It plays a pivotal role in our daily lives and advances our understanding of how humankind will combat climate change, reduce inequality and solve its most challenging problems.

Springer Nature has a dedicated research integrity team who guide and support our over 90,000 academic editors. We do this by working with numerous sector bodies to drive better practice across publishing, protecting and advancing the academic record.

Our authors’ papers receive widespread recognition supporting professional development

“I believe that all research should be available to the public, OA is my default option. It has wide ranging impact; for example, after I published in Nature Food, I was invited to several conferences and workshops as a plenary speaker. This has made my work much more interesting and increased global awareness.”

Ignacio Pérez Domínguez European Commission Joint Research

“Over the years I have increasingly published in open access journals and, as a consequence, the number of readers, citations, downloads and social media interactions has just increased. It’s had a great impact on my research development, and I doubt it would have happened this way had I not published OA.”

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky Bristol University

Our authors’ papers receive extensive global coverage

Nature Climate Change

Aerial view of snow-covered landscape meeting the ocean

Greenland ice sheet climate disequilibrium and committed sea-level rise


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Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

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The sound of swearing: Are there universal patterns in profanity?


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Close-up image reimaging neural pathways in the brain

SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank


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Canine Medicine and Genetics

Front view of a trio of leashed English bulldogs enjoying a walk

English Bulldogs in the UK: A VetCompass study of their disorder predispositions and protections


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Showcase your OA research with our family of brands and imprints

Open Access at Springer Nature

Making research immediately open

OA articles published with Springer Nature are used more than those by other publishers.

Reach and impact of our fully OA portfolio

With over 600 fully OA journals across six imprint brands, we are proud of our world-leading fully OA portfolio.

Transitioning our hybrid portfolio

At least half the primary research articles we publish will be OA by the end of 2024.