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Academics concerned over UK universities’ Springer Nature deal

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Issues cited include how to reach open access and “eye-watering” article-processing charges

A group of prominent academics have written an open letter voicing concern about UK universities negotiating a deal with Springer Nature for access to its journals in 2023 and beyond.

The letter, which has 35 signatories, takes issue with transformative deals, which are ways for publishers to move from traditional subscription journals to an open-access model.

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