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Springer (part of Springer Nature)

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of Springer (part of Springer Nature).

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Preprint: archiving allowed
Green circle
Postprint: archiving allowed
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Published version: archiving forbidden


  • Author's pre-print on author's personal website, non-commercial pre-print server
  • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
  • Author's post-print on institutional repository or funder designated repository after 12 months embargo from first online publication
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
  • Post-prints are subject to Springer Nature re-use terms
  • This policy is an exception to the default policies of ''

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