Springer Verlag

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Springer Verlag

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of Springer Verlag.

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Preprint: archiving allowed
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Postprint: archiving allowed
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Published version: archiving forbidden


  • Author's pre-print on pre-print servers such as
  • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
  • Author's post-print on any open access repository after 12 months after publication
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Set phrase to accompany link to published version (see policy)
  • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
  • Publisher last reviewed on 26/07/2016

Policy details

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