Why publish open access with Springer Nature
Authors’ papers published in our fully OA portfolio benefit from greater reach – ultimately bringing more value to communities.
Our authors’ papers drive changes in attitudes and policies within government
Changing pesticide regulation in Canada
Dorothy Susan Chan University of Guelph – Scientific Reports (2021)
“My work was looking at the impact of pesticides on bees. Through its accessibility, it has had a direct impact within my government in Canada, informing and providing evidence around needs for greater pesticide regulation. As a result of this work, changes to regulation have been put in place that will have a positive impact on the sustainability of the bees I study.”
Sparking policy and public discussion around the health challenges of some dog breeds
Dan O’Neill Royal Veterinary College – Canine Medicine and Genetics, BMC (2021)
“As somebody who has published over 100 OA articles, I am a convert – it is by far the most effective way for science to change the world that we live in, dissemination is key. OA publication in Canine Medicine and Genetics supported our overall aim of sharing good evidence with the wider world, which includes owners, academics and welfare scientists. What this has enabled us to achieve is gradual and progressive shifting in how people perceive the innate health of dogs.”
Our authors’ papers receive extensive global coverage
BMC Public Health
1,090 news hits, 10 key media mentions.
1,039 news hits, 20 key media mentions.
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How we are advancing OA
We want 50% of all primary research published by Springer Nature to be OA by 2024.
Our OA portfolio
With over 580 fully OA journals across three imprint brands, we are proud of our world-leading, fully OA portfolio.
The impact of OA
Articles published in Springer Nature’s fully OA journal portfolio are used more than those by other fully OA publishers.