May 18, 2022

Springer Nature and Jisc Extend UK Springer Compact Agreement to 2022

From a  Joint Announcement: Springer Nature Announcement and JISC

Springer Nature and Jisc have extended the UK Compact agreement by including the prestigious Academic Journals (AJs) on which includes some of the world’s most internationally renowned medical titles.


The combined Springer and Academic Journals compact agreement will run from January 2021 to December 2022. Jisc members that have an ongoing Nature journals agreement will have their spend reduced with the move of the Academic Journals to the transformative agreement.

104 UK universities currently subscribe to the Compact agreement with several new institutions joining the agreement this year. In 2020, 4674 articles were accepted for OA publication. With new members and additional journals for both publishing and reading access, it is expected that publishing, participation and usage of UK funded research will continue to increase in 2021.

The agreement will use the existing Compact workflows which provide a streamlined, efficient and funder compliant route to OA publishing.

Jisc supports UK universities and research institutions in negotiating transformative agreements with publishers. – large and small. Over 50% of all UK research output is covered by a Jisc-negotiated transformative agreement.

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