Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Price for Open

For €9,500 (US $11,390), researchers can publish their work open access in Nature and its family of journals, according to Nature News.

Last month, Springer Nature reached a deal with the Max Planck institutes so that researchers there could publish their work open access in Nature journals. A previous open-access agreement Springer Nature made with Project DEAL in 2019 excluded Nature and its family of journals, Science noted at the time.

Nature News adds that the new announcement was spurred by Plan S, which was developed by a consortium of European research funders and requires researchers whose work is supported by public funds to publish their work so that it is open access.

The open-access fee Springer Nature is charging is higher than other journals, according to Nature News, which notes that the next highest is about €5,000. "The fee to me seems incredibly high," Michael Marks from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine tells ScienceInsider.

It notes that the publisher is also piloting a program under which fees for papers appearing in Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, and Nature Physics would be €4,790.

Others note that Springer Nature's acceptance of open access signals a shift in the push to make all scientific articles freely available, Nature News adds.

The Scan

Suicidal Ideation-Linked Loci Identified Using Million Veteran Program Data

Researchers in PLOS Genetics identify risk variants within and across ancestry groups with a genome-wide association study involving veterans with or without a history of suicidal ideation.

Algorithm Teases Out Genetic Ancestry in Individuals at Biobank Scale

Researchers develop an algorithm known as Rye to tease apart ancestry fractions in admixed individuals at a biobank-scale, applying it to 488,221 UK Biobank participants in Nucleic Acids Research.

Multi-Ancestry Analysis Highlights Comparable Common Variants at Complex Trait-Linked Loci

Researchers in Nature Genetics examine common variants implicated in more than three dozen conditions, estimating genetic effect similarities across ancestry tracts in admixed individuals.

Sick Newborns Selected for WGS With Automated Pipeline

Researchers successfully prioritized infants with potential Mendelian conditions for whole-genome sequencing or rapid whole-genome sequencing, as they report in Genome Medicine.