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Open Access at CBS: Springer Agreement

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Springer Agreement on Open Access

Springer and Open Access publishing
On the 21st of March 2023, a new consortium agreement between Springer and Danish research institutions came into force. To CBS researchers, the agreement means that you can publish your research as Open Access at no cost in a number of Springer's journals.

The agreement is valid until 31 December 2026. According to the agreement, the final version of an article can be published as Open Access under a Creative Commons license if it fulfills the agreement conditions. The publication costs are covered by the consortium agreement.

Agreement conditions

To publish Open Access at no cost, the following conditions need to be fulfilled:

  • The manuscript is accepted for publishing after 21st March 2023.
  • Manuscript types: Standard article, usually presenting new results – also referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.
  • Corresponding author is affiliated to Copenhagen Business School.
  • The journal must be part of the agreement

What to do as a researcher?

When your article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will receive an email invitation to complete the publication process:

  1. As the corresponding author you must identify yourself by either selected institution, by institutional email or by location.
  2. Select Open Access, if your article is published in an eligible journal.
  3. Choose a Creative Commons license (most Springer journals only let you choose the CC BY license - if you have questions about Creative Commons licenses, please write to:

Remember to use your CBS e-mail address in the process.

Which journals are part of the agreement?

The agreement includes the following Springer journals: Springer, Palgrave & Adis hybrid journals on SpringerLink, and Academic Journals on – see if a journal is eligible (click on 'Eligible journals' under 'Publishing open access in a hybrid journal').

Open Access journals (journals that are not subscription-based, and where all articles are published as Open Access) are not part of the agreement. If you publish in one of these journals, you will need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC).

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