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Another agreement facilitating open-access publishing for CERN-affiliated authors


Thanks to CERN’s partnership with the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, our community can now benefit from a new Publish-and-read deal with Springer Nature. This agreement has been negotiated by SwissUniversities, in collaboration with the consortium. With this new contract, all research articles with corresponding authors who have a primary or secondary affiliation to CERN can now be published in Springer’s hybrid journals with no barriers and article publication charges (APCs) paid centrally. In addition, CERN readers can freely access content from all Springer journals that is otherwise behind paywalls.

This is the CERN Scientific Information Service’s second such contract in 2020, after the IOP agreement signed in May, and more are expected in the near future.

Through such deals with publishers, the CERN-affiliation of the corresponding author is recognised during the submission and the publications are automatically made open-access. However, CERN SIS needs to be informed before submissions of articles in case the corresponding author is not affiliated with CERN, or when authors want to submit articles to other journals than those covered by this agreement.

Please send any question to open-access-questions@cern.ch


See the official communication from SwissUniversities
The full agreement is available on the Swiss Consortium of Academic Libraries website