Dear Richard, all,
Thank you for your interest in SpringerOpen books
(http://www.springeropen.com/books <http://www.springeropen.com/books> ). As
you mentioned, the OA charge is calculated individually based on the number of
pages. An average book (monograph or edited volume) costs around EUR 15,000.
Authors who come from institutions which have a BioMed Central/ SpringerOpen
membership (http://www.springeropen.com/inst <http://www.springeropen.com/inst>
) receive a discount.
Springer Science+Business Media
Manager Open Access
Tiergartenstrasse 17 | 69121 Heidelberg | Germany
tel +49 (0)6221 / 487 - 85 62
fax +49 (0)6221 / 487 - 68 562
Von: goal-boun...@eprints.org im Auftrag von Richard Poynder
Gesendet: Mi 29.08.2012 07:45
An: 'Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci)'
Cc: Brown, Alexander, Springer US
Betreff: [GOAL] Re: Springer now publishing Open Access books
Unless I am missing it, the SpringerOpen web site does not have any specific
information on the publication fee for OA books. All I could find was,
"SpringerOpen books charge a publication fee at the beginning of the
publication process. This fee varies depending on the number of pages per book."
Perhaps someone from Springer could provide further pricing information for
members of the GOAL mailing list? If there is no published price list, perhaps
a few examples could be given, or a pricing formula?
Springer now publishing Open Access books
SpringerOpen Books launched at Beijing International Book Fair
Beijing/New York, 29 August 2012
Springer is expanding its open access (OA) program by offering a fully open
access option for books, which will extend Springer's established SpringerOpen
and BioMed Central journal portfolio, and its Springer Open Choice option. Any
electronic version of a SpringerOpen book is fully and immediately OA, and thus
freely accessible on SpringerLink for anyone in the world with access to the
SpringerOpen books give authors and editors in all areas of science the
opportunity to publish open access with the same high standards they are used
to at Springer.
"Many of our authors, editors and societies have asked us for an open access
option for books ," said Bettina Goerner, Manager Open Access at Springer. "The
increasing interest in publishing open access books in the community led us to
expand the SpringerOpen family by developing an open access option for books
across all disciplines."
The copyright for the entire open access book including every chapter remains
with the editor/author. SpringerOpen books are published under the Creative
Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license. This facilitates the
open distribution and the free re-use and sharing of the work for
non-commercial purposes, as long as the authors/editors are properly attributed.
SpringerOpen Book titles will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books
(DOAB), the discovery service for OA books which increases visibility and
findability of Springer's OA books.
"Books are the next logical focus in the progression of open access, and this
initiative from Springer helps to establish open access as a viable publishing
model for scholarly books," said Eelco Ferwerda, Director of the Directory of
Open Access Books and the OAPEN Foundation.
Springer began publishing individual open access papers through its Springer
Open Choice model in 2004. Since then, the publishing group has refined and
extended this publication model. In 2008 Springer acquired BioMed Central,
making it one of the world's largest open access publishers. In 2010 Springer
launched a new open access portfolio which now contains more than 90 open
access journals focusing on specific research areas. In January 2012 the
SpringerOpen journal portfolio was joined by SpringerPlus, an interdisciplinary
open access journal, publishing research in all STM disciplines.
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com <http://www.springer.com/> )
is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia,
scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via
innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted
local-language publisher in Europe - especially in Germany and the Netherlands
- primarily for physicians and professionals working in the automotive,
transport and healthcare sectors. Roughly 2,000 journals and more than 7,000
new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the
world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive
portfolio of open access journals. Springer employs nearly 6,200 individuals
across the globe and in 2011 generated sales of approximately EUR 875 million.
For more information visit: www.springeropen.com/books
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