KTH and funders share cost of open access publishing

Published Jun 25, 2019

In a new pilot agreement the Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte and Vinnova fund 50 percent of the cost of publishing in Springer Nature’s fully open access journals.

This is the first agreement of its kind that the publisher Springer Nature signs with a library consortium. 

In addition to the four research funders, 31 of the participating organisations of Bibsam consortium, including KTH Library, have chosen to join the agreement, which is in effect July 15, 2019 – December 31, 2021.

This means that KTH researchers can publish articles in 576 of the publisher's journals – including Nature Communications and Scientific Reports, where the number of articles by Swedish researchers has increased greatly.

The fact that the Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte and Vinnova now pay half the cost is in line with the recommendations for open access by the National Library of Sweden.

See the full press release from the National Library of Sweden