Spring Library Open Access journals publish high-quality, peer-reviewed original research across a broad range of scientific disciplines. Manuscripts can be submitted directly, with a number of journals also receiving papers that are referred by other Spring Library journals participating in the Manuscript Transfer Program.
Article Publication charges vary for all journals depending on the scope of the respective journal. You can visit Article Processing Charges. If you need more details or discounts then contact Editorial Office communication address or E-mail ID for more information. Email addresses can be found on each journal’s homepage. You can also write us at [email protected] for any details.
Need some help submitting your article? Check out the below FAQ’s. If you don’t find what you are looking for then you can visit the dedicated section for authors at Becoming an Author.
Papers can be submitted directly to Spring Library Open Access journals through an online submission site. To submit a manuscript, go to Browse Journals, select the journal you wish to submit, and click the ‘Submit a Manuscript’ link. Alternatively, from the journal homepage on Spring Library, select the ‘Submit an Article’ link on the left-hand menu
For information on article submission please refer to the Author Guidelines of your chosen journal. From the journal homepage on Spring Library, select the ‘Author Guidelines’ link on the left-hand menu. You can also review our Manuscript Preparation Guidelines here.
The review process varies from journal to journal, but all titles aim to have an efficient peer review and production process to facilitate rapid publication.
Articles submitted directly to a Spring Library Open Access journal will be fully peer reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.
Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Assessments of priority will not be a factor in decision-making, but all papers must make an incremental or novel addition to the literature.
All of Spring Library fully open access journals publish open access articles under a Creative Commons License. Authors retain the copyright to their work and the public is allowed to reuse the content. You grant Spring Library LLC a license to publish the article and identify as the original publisher. Most of the journals in our open access program offer one or more of three license types; read your chosen journal’s author guidelines for details on the journal’s specific copyright agreement. All Spring Library Open Access (OA) journals allow authors to comply with funder mandates which require their articles to be published under a CC-BY license.
Spring Library will apply to abstract and indexing services that are appropriate for each journal, including ISI Web of Science. Full information about this for each journal can be found on individual journal homepage or landing page. Browse Journals.
All articles are published on Spring Library and are immediately freely available to read, download and share. You can search for a specific article on the Spring Library homepage, or visit a journal homepage for a full list of issues.
Each journal has an Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors (for some titles) and an editorial board consisting of experts in the fields that are included in the scope of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for ensuring the overall quality of the journal, making final accept/reject decisions with support from the Associate Editors and editorial board members.
The internal editorial structure includes a publisher, managing editor and editorial assistant to facilitate the publications process
To cover publication costs, Spring Library Open Access journals charge a publication fee. The Article Publication Charge (APC) is the price an author, institution or funder pays on acceptance for publication of an open access article. APCs vary depending on the journal; for a full list of Spring Library Open Access and Online Open fees, see here. Discounts are available for authors of referred papers, members of participating society journals submitting articles directly, and authors from institutions that have collaboration with Spring Library.
Authors resident in any of the countries of the European Union have to add Value-Added Tax (VAT). Institutions paying the fee on behalf of the author can in most cases have the VAT refunded, or, by providing their VAT registration number.
GST and HST will be applied on digital publishing services supplied to Canadian customers at the applicable rate depending on the province.
Payment of the Article Publication Charge can be made by credit card or bank transfer. Details are included in the invoice that you’ll receive.
The corresponding author is responsible for making payment of Article Publication Charges or for providing details of the funding organization or institution that will be making payment on their behalf. If your manuscript’s Article Publication Charge is being paid by a funding organization or institution, then payment will be made by the appropriate funding body directly with Spring Library LLC.
More information on Article Publication Charges can be found here.
Fee waivers or discounts are available for authors based upon countries.