Since March 2020, there has been a memorandum of understanding for the conclusion of a Read&Publish contract. The publisher shall keep access open for the titles concerned until the contract is concluded. With the MoU, the two parties confirm their intention to conclude a transformative Read&Publish agreement by summer 2020.
swissuniversities welcomes the renewed contact from Springer Nature, which demonstrates that the model promoted by the Swiss Higher Education Institutions also meets the interests of scientific publishers. This development will ensure that relations with the major publishing houses will all be regulated according to the Read&Publish system in the long term.
Since January 2020, Swiss universities have had no agreement with Springer Nature (non-contractual status) until further notice. This affects publications from Springer, Adis, Palgrave, Nature Academic and Nature Branded, including Scientific American. However, the publisher is keeping access open.