Department Blog

BioAg Sciences

Springer Open Access Journals Pilot

Are you publishing in a Springer journal? If so, you’re eligible for the Springer Open Choice Program, which exposes your scholarship to more readers.

There are no charges for UC authors to participate in the Open Choice Program. UC authors do not have to pay the usual $3,000 fee to participate. This ground-breaking agreement between Springer and the California Digital Library enables UC-authored articles accepted for publication in most of the 2000+ Springer journals to be published through Springer Open Choice, giving full and immediate access to all readers.

Any article that has at least one UC author is eligible for the program. The corresponding or submitting author simply selects the appropriate UC campus affiliation on the acceptance screen that appears as part of the normal publishing workflow for Springer journals.

All articles in the Open Choice Program are made available with full open access via the SpringerLink platform under a license compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. UC authors retain the copyright to their articles under Springer Open Choice and can use them in course packs, on course web pages, for eReserves, and for other educational purposes.

In addition, all articles published under this program will be made available through UC eScholarship.

More information on the Springer Open Choice Program is available at

If you have any comments or questions about the Springer Open Access Pilot, please use Blog Comments or contact us using the BioAg Email Reference form.

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.