Gold Open Access in the UK: Springer Nature's Transition
journal contributionposted on 17.05.2018 by Mithu Lucraft, Carrie Calder, Ros Pyne, Jessica Monaghan, Veronika Spinka
Any type of content formally published in an academic journal, usually following a peer-review process.
This white paper from Springer Nature sets out the significant transition to OA in the UK: in 2017, 77% of all Springer Nature publications with UK corresponding authors were published via gold OA. In the five years since Finch, we have published nearly 28,000 gold OA articles with a UK corresponding author. In total, this represents a 174% increase in gold OA Springer Nature articles from 2013 to 2017. The white paper explores the factors that made this growth possible and calls for further collaboration from all stakeholders to support the transition to OA.