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Maximum number of Open Access articles appearing in Springer journals reached

5 December 2019

The Open Access agreement that has been concluded with Springer publishers on behalf of the universities in the Netherlands is based on a maximum of 2,080 articles per year. Publishing Open Access articles in Springer journals has been widely used this year. The agreed maximum number of articles has been reached. From this moment, articles that are accepted will unfortunately no longer be eligible for Open Access. As a result, accepted articles by corresponding authors associated with Dutch universities and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences will not be published as Open Access through 31 December 2019, nor will these articles be published as Open Access after 1 January 2020. Articles that will be accepted on or after 1 January 2020 will again be published as Open Access at no cost to the author.

We advise authors to get in touch with the library through openaccess@library.leiden.nl so that we can discuss which alternatives are available to have their article published as Open Access.

Please contact us through openaccess@library.leidenuniv.nl if you have any questions.

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