Springer Open Choice

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Content published under Springer’s Open Choice hybrid open-access option will be available under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence, which allows commercial reuse. The move brings this content in line with the fully open-access journals published by BioMed Central and SpringerOpen.

Until now, Springer Open Choice content was published with the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence.

Bettina Goerner, manager open access at Springer, explained: ‘The positive experience with publishing fully open access journals under the CC-BY license at BioMed Central and SpringerOpen, led us to believe that permitting commercial use has benefits to our authors, editors, society partners and open access in general. We are pleased that our Open Choice option to publish open access meets the growing demand for liberal re-use rights.’