Publish open access with Springer

Publishing open access makes your work immediately and permanently available online for everyone, worldwide. Springer is pleased to offer a variety of open access options for our authors to publish their research.

No matter which option you choose, all open access articles and books are subject to high-quality peer review, editorial and production processes. You retain copyright and can easily comply with open access mandates.

New for 2021: Transformative Journals

We have committed over 1,700 Springer Nature journals to become Transformative Journals (TJs), offering optional open access on all primary research. Authors can choose between gold OA or subscription publication, based on their preference, funder or institutional requirements, and the availability of funding for OA fees. TJs are making an active commitment to becoming fully OA, meeting the requirements of cOAlition S. Find out more.

Your open access options


Fully open access journals: Springer and SpringerOpen

Choose from our portfolio of fully open access journals across all disciplines. This includes our new Discover journals series. 

Open Choice

Optional open access journals: Springer Open Choice and Transformative Journals

Your research. Your choice. We offer optional open access in the majority of our established subscription-based journals via our hybrid Open Choice programme, and via Transformative Journals from January 2021.

SpringerOpen OA Books Teaser

Springer open access books

Increase your reach and visibility. We offer authors the option to publish their books and chapters open access across all disciplines.