N8 statement of support for the sector’s rejection of the Springer Nature proposal


In the context of ongoing Springer Compact and Nature journals agreement negotiations, we are sharing the following statement:


The N8 universities are fully committed to fostering open research in an equitable and financially sustainable way. We support the approach being taken by the UK’s Springer Negotiation Team and the recommendation to reject the most recent proposal from Springer on the basis it does not yet fully meet the core objectives of the negotiations.

We welcome the progress made so far and hope both parties can continue to work together to achieve an agreement which meets the core negotiation objectives and provides support for a sector-wide transition to open access.