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Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of Springer Nature [academic journals on].

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Preprint: archiving allowed
Orange circle
Postprint: archiving restricted
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Published version: archiving forbidden


  • Author's pre-print applies to research content only (excludes reviews)
  • On authors personal webpage, institutional repository or funder repository
  • Non-commercial use only
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Published source must be acknowledged and DOI cited
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Author post-prints of subscription articles are subject to Springer Nature re-use terms
  • Research content only

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