UC Signs Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature

The University of California and publishing giant Springer Nature (SN) have signed a comprehensive, four-year open access publishing agreement which will provide all UC campuses with reading access to over 2700 journals in SN’s portfolio. It also sets the default to open access (OA) for SN articles with a UC corresponding author, with the UC Libraries paying a portion of the OA fee. Authors without available research funds to pay the remainder can request full coverage. Find more details, as well as an update on negotiations with Elsevier, via UCSF Library News