Costs of publishing in Springer Nature journal

The cost of publishing an article depends on the publishing model(s) offered by the journal.


If you wish to publish in one of our subscription based journals then in the majority of cases there is no charge. Charges may apply for colour figures or over-length articles and some journals have page charges. You can find information regarding all of these costs on the individual journal home pages.


If you wish to publish in an open access journal or an open access article in a hybrid journal, there will be an Article Processing Charge (APC) to be paid by the author or their funding institution. APC are listed on individual journal pages, either in Fees and Funding section on within Submission guidelines.

Visit our Open Access Books and Journals page for additional details about open access publishing.


If you are not sure which journal to publish your article in, visit our find the right journal to submit your article page for additional details.

We also provide journal author tutorials with interactive courses on our journal author academy page.

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