Boosting Open Access – First Evaluation of the Springer Compact agreement in Sweden

(…) The Springer Compact agreement is a deal that combines journal subscription costs with APC:s for 32 Swedish universities during the period. Sweden is not the first country to up, the Netherlands, UK, Austria and Max Planck Society in Germany have already signed this and similar deals. The agreement means that Swedish authors can publish their work with any of 1600 hybrid Open Access journals from Springer, with a CC-BY license. The universities will in total cover the €2200 APC for around 4000 articles by the end of 2018. (…) »