Duration: 2020 – 2023, extension anticipated for 2024
Current Information: The conclusion of a new DEAL contract with Springer Nature starting from 2024 is imminent (see press release from the DEAL Consortium dated 7 November 2023). Subject to the actual finalization of the contract, TUM aims to participate in the opt-in agreement.
TUM is participating in the current nationwide DEAL contract with the academic publisher Springer Nature. The agreement offers TUM scientists online access to a majority of Springer Nature journals and extended opportunities to publish their research results under the Open Access model. This applies to articles published during the contract period.
The agreement covers the following key points:
- Reading Access
TUM members have permanent access to about 1,900 Springer journals (including Springer Medical, Palgrave, Adis, and Macmillan Academic). Nature journals, magazines (e.g. Scientific American, Spektrum der Wissenschaft), and technical journals (e.g. ATZ, MTZ) are not included. However, the University Library offers access to Nature journals via additional licenses.
- Hybrid Open Access
As a corresponding author from TUM, you are entitled to publish your articles Open Access in Springer subscription journals. There are no costs for you personally – unless you agree with the publisher on certain additional services, for which Springer Nature will directly invoice you. There are also restrictions for specialist medical journals.
- Gold Open Access
As a corresponding author from TUM, you can also publish in purely Open Access journals from Springer Nature at no personal costs. In these cases, invoices for publication costs in these approx. 600 journals (including BioMed Central journals, Scientific Reports and Nature Communications) are handled centrally by the TUM University Library.
Indicate your affiliation with TUM
To ensure all publications are unequivocally attributed to the Technical University of Munich, it is crucial for all TUM authors to use the binding, standardized affiliation designation. Please adhere to the specifications outlined in the TUM Publication Guidelines for all your publication projects.
Author instructions on the Springer Nature website
List of eligible journals (Excel file, Max Planck Digital Library)