Springer Nature agrees to its first transformative agreement (TA) in Mexico with partner Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in Mexico. It is also the first and largest institutional TA for Latin America, showing extended support for open access (OA) across the Americas. This TA follows the publishers’ first institutional TAs in Canada and Latin America - Colombia - earlier this year, and its landmark agreement with the University of California in 2020. These agreements show clear commitment across all Americas to OA and increase the reach and impact of research outputs.
With this agreement, over 30,000 affiliated researchers will now be able to publish OA, benefiting from higher usage, download, and citation rates, and therefore reach and impact of their work, which OA has been proven to achieve.
Running from 2022 to 2024, the TA will include read access to over 2300 journals across the Springer, Adis, and Nature portfolios. It will enable affiliated researchers to publish OA, in over 1900 Springer Nature journals, with an expected 1000 articles to be published in Gold OA during its term.
The publisher's 17 national agreements, which alongside its institutional deals, now support researchers from over 2,650 affiliated institutions to publish OA, enabling an expected 41,400+ OA articles to be published a year via these routes. This shows that TAs are the fastest way to enable the OA transition. They enable more authors to publish OA and offer authors an easy way to comply with funders' OA requirements while enabling participating institutions to better manage the cost and administration of OA by combining journal subscription (read) access along with OA publication costs (APCs).
In addition, earlier this year Springer Nature released a report which demonstrated the impact that publishing in its fully OA portfolio can have on authors, with research receiving higher usage, downloads, and citations than any other fully OA publisher.
Springer Nature continues to support all authors regardless of discipline, location, or funding, to publish OA. More about the publisher's commitment to OA and open research can be found here.Click here to read the original press release.