Springer Nature (DEAL contract)
The JLU Giessen participates in thewith Springer Nature. The contract enables Open Acess publishing in SpringerNature journals in two ways.
Publishing in a Gold Open Access Journal
In a gold open access journal all articles are pbulilshed freely available without an embargo and charges an article processing charge (APC). The DEAL contract grants a 20% discount on the APCs, if the corresponding author has a JLU-affiliation. The journals "Nature Communications" and "Scientific Reports" are excluded for the discount.
The open access team will receive a notification upon acceptance and will contact you for details about the payment.
Publishing in a hybrid journal
A hybrid journal publishes single articles in open access usually after paying an optional fee. The DEAL contract enables to publish manuscripts open access without paying such a fee, if the corresponding author has a JLU-affiliation. The costs are covered by the DEAL contract.
You can download a list of journals that is updated on a regular basis to see which journal is gold open access and which is hybrid.