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Cancellations for Journals published by SpringerNature

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Université de Montréal (UdeM) Libraries are cancelling their subscription to 8 SpringerNature journals. This decision is the result of SpringerNature imposing unsustainable annual cost increases through its imprints Nature, Springer and Palgrave. To compensate would require jeopardizing the UdeM Libraries book budget.

In order to lessen the impact of cancellations on UdeM community, UdeM Libraries have only cancelled titles that are accessible by other means and that figure among the lowest uses by UdeM community. The library catalogue Atrium points to other sources of content for these journals. Articles can be obtained free of charge through Prêt entre bibliothèques (PEB) and Unpaywall makes it possible to easily find and gain access to open access articles.

Titres retirés

Disponibilité via d’autres sources

Nb d’utilisations en cours d’année

Nb d’utilisations pendant la période sous embargo

Taux d’articles en libre accès

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

431

82

2%

Early Childhood Education Journal

Contenu courant disponible auprès d’une autre source

205

62

2%

Economic Theory

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

131

30

32%

European Radiology : journal of the European Congress of Radiology

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

738

194

17%

International Journal of Historical Archaeology

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

85

9

16%

Journal of Population Economics

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

243

19

26%

Sankhyā: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Series A

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

4

0

7%

Sankhyā: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Series B

Disponible auprès d’une autre source : 12 mois d’embargo

7

1

0%

In 2019, UdeM Libraries will defray more than 380 000 $ for their 137 remaining subscriptions to SpringerNature journals. Authors and co-authors affiliated with Université de Montréal campus will likely add 500 000 $ to this amount. Drawn from research funds, this expense will cover the article processing charges billed by SpringerNature for the publication of 185 articles in gold open access.
Furthermore, Université de Montréal campus freely provides to SpringerNature around 350 articles per year.
SpringerNature refuses to recognize this important contribution, knowing that only 11,6% of its journal bundle is deemed essential to the UdeM community. SpringerNature also refuses the fair-price model for its journal bundle, despite the fact that other publishers have signed and renewed agreements with UdeM Libraries based on this model.

UdeM Libraries are fully aware of the impact these cancellations have on teaching and research. UdeM Libraries reaffirm that facing SpringerNature’s position, it remains the only option.

*Articles published in gold open access by authors and co-authors affiliated with Université de Montréal campus and articles freely provided to SpringerNature come from Web of Science.

Quick facts:

  • UdeM Libraries are renewing access to 137 titles out of the 2,683 available in SpringerNature large bundle.
  • Prêt entre bibliothèques (PEB) provides journals articles at no charge. Email delivery is within 24 hours.
  • Many articles from SpringerNature are available in open access in institutional or subject repositories, or can be found using Unpaywall.
  • Members of the UdeM community can express their disapproval of SpringerNature:

    • Refuse to review articles or to participate into editorial boards;
    • Support the open access publication model;
    • Inform SpringerNature leaders of their position.

Our contacts are:

List of maintained subscriptions (Access limited to UdeM community | Public Access)

List of cancelled subscriptions (Access limited to UdeM community)


Camille Veillette-Péclet, directrice des collections