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Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish articles in in more than 2000 of Springer’s journals at no further charge to the author.  This covers original papers, review papers, brief communications and continuing education (usually medical).

To be eligible:

  • Once your article is accepted, Springer will send you a link to the MyPublication form. There you will be asked to state your affiliation.
  • The article must be published in one of the 2,000 Springer hybrid journals.
  • You must be the corresponding author who is affiliated with the University of Westminster at the point of acceptance.
  • You will need to agree to the open access terms.

Please note:

  • Not all journals are included in this agreement.
  • If you are no longer affiliated with either Westminster, or another eligible institution, at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.
  • You are advised to use your institutional email address instead of your private email address, to enable Springer to better identify you as eligible under the agreement.


You do not need to contact us to gain permission.  Just follow the instructions and see your article fully open with Springer.

Further Information:

See the UK Read and Publish (Springer Compact) agreement for more detail.

Any questions: email

Other publishers with similar agreements:

  • Sage:  We have a similar agreement for Sage journals.  Please see the Sage post for more detail.
  • Wiley: We have a similar agreement for Wiley journals.  Please see the Wiley post for more detail.
  • Cambridge University Press: We have a similar agreement for CUP journals.  Please see the CUP post for more detail.

A very limited fund is available to pay individual APC charges for some articles.  Please see the recent blog post.



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