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Open Access

Details of the Springer Journals Agreement

Davidson College, in partnership with the Carolina Consortium, entered into a Read and Publish agreement with Springer Nature for our subscription beginning January 2024. This agreement allows our researchers the opportunity to publish articles open access in 2046 hybrid journals offered by Springer Nature. The shared pool is limited, and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

  • Corresponding author must be currently affiliated with Davidson College
  • Please use your institutional email address when submitting your article to Springer Nature

More information about the opportunity can be found on the Springer Nature website: Open access agreement for Carolina Consortium.

To download a spreadsheet of the hybrid journals covered by this agreement, please view the Springer Nature open access information and scroll to Hybrid journals.

How to submit your article

Springer Nature provides a step-by-step guide to article publishing on their website: Publishing

Note that each journal has its own policies, options, and fees for publishing. Go to the journal homepage to start the process.

Once your article is approved, you will be notified by email and your article will proceed to publication.

What article types are covered by this agreement?

  • Original Paper: Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.
  • Review Paper: Standard article, interpreting previously published results.
  • Brief Communication: Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.
  • Continuing Education: Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).

Why Publish Open Access with Springer Nature

Publishing open access offers a number of benefits:

  • Increased citation and usage
  • Greater public engagement
  • Increased interdisciplinary conversation
  • Wider collaboration
  • Faster impact
  • Compliance with open access mandates

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