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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany), Germany
Journals: (~1807 journals) (including journals with special policies) - involving 615 other organisations
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Copyright: Self-archiving policy - Authors Rights - Funder Compliance
Updated: 16-May-2014
These are the publisher's default policies. Individual journals may have special permissions, especially if they involve other organisations or have paid open access options. Always run a journal title or ISSN search to check.
Author's Pre-print: green tick  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print: green tick  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF: cross  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • Author's pre-print on pre-print servers such as
  • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
  • Author's post-print on any open access repository after 12 months after publication
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Set phrase to accompany link to published version (see policy)
  • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
Mandated OA: green tickANR (Compliant); green tickArthritis Research UK (Paid OA option); green tickARC (Compliant); green tickFWF (Compliant); green tickAutism Speaks (Compliant); green tickBBSRC [2006-2012] (Paid OA option); green tickBrain Tumour Charity (Compliant - see conditions); green tickBreakthrough Breast Cancer (Paid OA option); green tickBHF (Paid OA option); green tickCIHR (Compliant); green tickCancer Research UK (Paid OA option); crossCSO (Unacceptable embargo); green tickDanish National Research Foundation (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); crossDAFM (Unacceptable embargo); crossDoH (Unacceptable embargo); green tickDFG (Compliant); green tickDMT (Paid OA option); green tickESRC [2006-2012] (Compliant); green tickEOC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickEuropean Commission [FP7] (Compliant); green tickERC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFondazione Cariplo (Compliant); green tickFWO (Compliant); crossFormas (Unacceptable embargo); green tickFraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Compliant); green tickDFF (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); crossHSF (Unacceptable embargo); green tickHHMI (Paid OA option); green tickHøjteknologifonden (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); crossInserm (Unacceptable embargo); green tickIrish Research Council (Compliant); green tickMacArthur Foundation (Compliant); crossKnut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse (Unacceptable embargo); crossMarie Curie (Unacceptable embargo); green tickMRC [2006-2012] (Paid OA option); green tickMSFHR (Compliant - see conditions); green tickNHMRC (Compliant); green tickNERC [2006-2012] (Compliant); green tickNWO (Compliant); crossOICR (Unacceptable embargo); green tickOTKA (Compliant - see conditions); green tickParkinson's UK (Paid OA option); green tickPPARC (Compliant); green tickPhelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation (Compliant - see conditions); crossRJ (Unacceptable embargo); green tickRådet for Teknologi og Innovation (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); green tickSNF (Compliant); green tickSTFC [2006-2012] (Paid OA option); green tickStrategiske Forskningsråd (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); green tickTelethon Foundation (Paid OA option); green tickNIH (Compliant); green tickWellcome Trust [2006-2012] (Paid OA option)
Paid Open Access: Open Choice
  • Publisher last reviewed on 26/07/2016
Exceptions to this policy:
RoMEO Publisher ID: 74 - Suggest an update for this record
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This summary is for the publisher's default policies and changes or exceptions can often be negotiated by authors.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge but should not be relied upon for legal advice.

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GreenCan archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF
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