(21 Nov 2022) Springer Nature is announcing what it says is the largest transformative agreement in Japan, comprising the engagement of 10 institutions that will generate the open-access of close to 900 articles in the coming year.
The University of Tokyo is among the institutions participating in the accord, and the program will allow researchers open-access publication from those facilities in more than 2,000 Springer Nature journals.
As for the “transformative” nature of these contracts’ name, this one will allow the engaged universities “to transition at a speed suitable for [each] institution,” by offering the opportunity to fully or partially transform to open access.”
The 10 participating universities as of today’s announcement are:
- Tohoku University
- The University of Tokyo
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Yokohama National University
- University of Fukui
- Osaka University
- Kobe University
- Okayama University
- Waseda University
- Tokyo University of Science
Source: Publishing Perspectives
The announcement by RUC, see here (in Japanese).