A comprehensive analysis of Springer Nature’s fully open access (OA) portfolio of over 580 journals released recently, shows the tangible impact publishing in these journals is having for its authors and the research communities it serves.
Comparing available public data on fully OA portfolios from hybrid and pure OA publishers, the report shows that authors publishing in Springer Nature’s fully OA journals benefit from: More people seeing and downloading their work - articles achieve on average 7000+ downloads per article, which can be up to 5x more than articles published in another publisher’s fully OA journals; More people reading and using their work - an average of 7.39 citations per article, the highest of all fully OA journals across OA publishers; and The ability to publish in the broadest selection of fully OA journals of all publishers - titles appearing across more JCR categories (139) than any other fully OA journal publisher.
Springer Nature now has a portfolio of over 580 fully OA journals across three imprints - Nature, Springer, and BMC, and is also the publisher for the largest fully OA scientific journal in the world, Scientific Reports, which in 2021 published over 23,000 papers making it one of the top six cited journals globally. Springer Nature continues to drive forwards OA not only through its fully OA portfolio, but also through the introduction of new routes to OA be that through its transformative agreements (TA), new fully OA journals, books and platforms, or through the development of transformative journals (TJ). Driving the opening up of research and the development of open science, remains Springer Nature’s primary focus in serving the research community with a commitment to have over 50% of all its primary research published OA by 2024.
The full report can be accessed here. More information on Springer Nature’s wider commitment to OA and our full OA offerings can be found here.Click here to read the original press release.
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