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Springer Compact

As a corresponding author affiliated to Jönköping University you can now publish in any of Springer’s subscription-based journals without having to pay any author fee, a so-called APC (Article Processing Charge). 


Stefan Carlstein
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The article will be made freely available to everyone, including those who have not access to via subscription. This is made possible by a Swedish national consortium agreement called Springer Compact in which Jönköping University participates.

Which journals are covered by the agreement?

The agreement comprices Springer’s approximately 1,650 hybrid journals which are part of their platform Open Choice. Hybrid journals are subscription-based journals where you can pay an author fee (APC) to make your article freely available (open access). They are the ones that are covered by the agreement.

List of all journals covered by the agreement (PDF).PDF

Which journals are not covered by the agreement?

It is important to note that Springer’s open access journals included in the platform SpringerOpen are not covered by the agreement.

Which article types are covered by the agreement?

The types of articles that are covered by the agreement are:

Original Paper – Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.

ReviewPaper – Standard article, interpreting previously published results.

Can anyone use Springer Compact?

In order to use this service you have to be the corresponding author to the article and affiliated to Jönköping University.

Corresponding author is defined as “the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. The author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the submission, review, and publication process. In addition, the corresponding author also acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper is published.”

What do I have to do?

When you, as a corresponding author, have had your article accepted, Springer will send you a link to the MyPublication form. You will be asked to state your affiliation from a list of names. After this process is completed, Springer and your affiliated institution will verify that you are affiliated to Jönköping University.

Please make sure to use your institutional email address ( to ensure that Springer can identify you easily.

Detailed information from Springer about MyPublicationPDF

Content updated 2018-11-19

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