Dear Richard, all,


Thank you for your interest in SpringerOpen 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 ( <> 
) receive a discount.


Best regards



Bettina Goerner
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: 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?


Richard Poynder




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 ( <> ) 
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.  


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