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Open Access: Springer Nature

A guide to Open Access at the University of Huddersfield

Springer Nature

The Springer Nature Read and Publish Agreement brings together Springer, Palgrave Macmillan, and Nature Research journals into one Read and Publish agreement. 

The agreement includes publishing in more than 2,000 journals across the Springer Nature portfolio and from June 2023, this also includes Nature and Nature Research journals.

Please note: Fully open access journals are not included in this agreement.

To be eligible under this agreement articles must have an acceptance date after 1st January 2023 and meet the following Author, Journal and Article type criteria.


Eligible Authors

To be eligible under this agreement the corresponding author, i.e. the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process, must be affiliated to the University of Huddersfield.

Eligible Authors” means authors: 

  • who are “Affiliated” with the University of Huddersfield, i.e. who are students enrolled at or accredited to Institution or who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to the Institution, whereby in case of articles published by multiple authors only the corresponding author may qualify as an Affiliated Author; and
  • who have signed one of the then current open access publishing agreements used at the Publisher to publish an article under an Open Access Licence in one of the Publisher’s Open Choice Journals the current list of which (subject to change by the Publisher)
  • who have signed one of the then current open access publishing agreements used at the Publisher to publish an article under an Open Access Licence in one of the Nature Hybrid Journal the current list of which (subject to change by the Publisher)

Authors should use their University of Huddersfield email address and ensure they select the correct affiliation from the drop-down search during the submission process

Please note: papers with corresponding authors who are honorary, visiting or NHS members of staff without a contract of employment will not normally be eligible to use this agreement.


Eligible Journals

Please note: This agreement DOES NOT cover publication in any fully open access journal across the Springer Nature portfolio (BMC, SpringerOpen, Palgrave and Nature Portfolio). 


Eligible Article Types

Springer Open Choice Journals:

  • Original Paper – Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper. 
  • Review Paper – Standard article, interpreting previously published results. 
  • Brief Communication – Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article. 
  • Continuing Education – Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).

Nature Hybrid Journals:

Research Articles” means any of the following article types:

  • Original Paper – Standard article, generally presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as: 
    • Analysis
    • Article
    • Letter
    • Brief Communication
    • Registered Report
    • Resource
    • Technical Report 


Licence options 

The default is CC BY.

If your article is UKRI-funded please contact to check UKRI eligibility and licence requirements.


Submission Checklist
Criteria All must apply
Affiliated to the University of Huddersfield
You are the corresponding author

The selected journal is an eligible title (see above) and if applicable meets UKRI funding requirements

The article type is eligible (see above)
You used your University email address during the submission process
You selected the 'University of Huddersfield' as your institution during the submission process
You have acknowledged any funders
If UKRI funded, you have chosen an appropriate CC-BY licence to comply with funder requirements


More information:

Articles published open access under this agreement

  • Afzal, S., Zaidi, S. T. R., Merchant, H. A., Babar, Z., & Hasan, S. S. (2021). Prescribing trends of oral anticoagulants in england over the last decade: A focus on new and old drugs and adverse events reporting. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, 52(2), 646-653.
  • Aljanabi, A., Alluhaibi, O., Ahmed, Q. Z., Khan, F. A., Waqas-Bin-Abbas, & Lazaridis, P. (2022). Low complexity single carrier frequency domain detectors for internet of underwater things (IoUT)s. Wireless Personal Communications, 125(3), 2443-2461.
  • Alsboui, T., Qin, Y., Hill, R., & Al-Aqrabi, H. (2021). Distributed intelligence in the internet of things: Challenges and opportunities. SN Computer Science, 2(4)
  • Ansari, M. A., Crampton, A., Garrard, R., Cai, B., & Attallah, M. (2022). A convolutional neural network (CNN) classification to identify the presence of pores in powder bed fusion images. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 120(7-8), 5133-5150.
  • Antunes, J., Gil-Alana, L. A., Riccardi, R., Tan, Y., & Wanke, P. (2022). Unveiling endogeneity and temporal dependence in energy prices and demand in iberian countries: A stochastic hidden markov model approach. Annals of Operations Research, 313(1), 191-229.
  • Antunes, J., Hadi-Vencheh, A., Jamshidi, A., Tan, Y., & Wanke, P. (2022). Bank efficiency estimation in china: DEA-RENNA approach. Annals of Operations Research, 315(2), 1373-1398.
  • Ashton, G. P., Charsley, E. L., Gillie, L. J., Harding, L. P., Parkes, G. M. B., & Watson, A. J. (2023). The application of thermomicroscopy to the temperature programmed reduction in metal oxides. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 148(12), 5395-5401.
  • Ashton, G. P., Charsley, E. L., Harding, L. P., & Parkes, G. M. B. (2022). Applications of a simultaneous differential scanning calorimetry–thermomicroscopy system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 147(2), 1345-1353.
  • Ashton, G. P., Harding, L. P., & Parkes, G. M. B. (2022). HDM, interfacing thermal analysis and ambient ionisation mass spectrometry. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 147(18), 10057-10065.
  • Bai, J., & Tong, Z. (2021). A novel multiscale material plasticity simulation model for high-performance cutting AISI 4140 steel. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 116(11-12), 3891-3904.
  • Berry, A., & Frazer, P. (2021). How sex workers understand their experiences of working in the republic of ireland. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 18(4), 869-884.
  • Bi, O., Anene, C. A., Nsengimana, J., Shelton, M., Roberts, W., Newton-Bishop, J., & Boyne, J. R. (2021). SFPQ promotes an oncogenic transcriptomic state in melanoma. Oncogene, 40(33), 5192-5203.
  • Bilques, Z., Belton, D. J., & Campbell, G. M. (2023). Structure and content of BEng chemical engineering programmes in the UK, relative to the frontiers in chemical engineering education model. Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability,
  • Borlik, T. A. (2021). Magic as technological dominion: John dee’s hydragogy and the draining of the fens in ben jonson’s the devil is an ass. Neophilologus, 105(4), 589-608.
  • Brown, H. L., Tzani, C., Fumagalli, A., Reynolds, A., & Williams, T. J. V. (2022). Prison officers’ perceptions of prisoner male rape victims in england and wales. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology,
  • Butler, C. S., & Vandenbergen, A. (2021). Social and physical distance/distancing : A corpus-based analysis of recent changes in usage.
  • Chan, H. Y. (2021). Reciprocal trust as an ethical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Bioethics Review, 13(3), 335-354.
  • Chauhan, N., Leeming, D., & Wattis, J. (2021). “It’s a big family here.” becoming and belonging in a service providing employment-related support for people with mental health problems: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Community Mental Health Journal,
  • Chochliouros, I. P., Spiliopoulou, A. S., Kostopoulos, A., Kourtis, M., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., & Prasad, N. R. (2021). Security threat analysis of the 5G ESSENCE platform. Wireless Personal Communications, 120(3), 2409-2426.
  • Chochliouros, I. P., Spiliopoulou, A. S., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., Spada, M., Pérez-Romero, J., Blanco, B., Khalife, H., Ebrahimi Khaleghi, E., & Kourtis, M. (2021). 5G for the support of public safety services. Wireless Personal Communications, 120(3), 2321-2348.
  • Denovan, A., Dagnall, N., & Drinkwater, K. (2022). Examining what mental toughness, ego resiliency, self-efficacy, and grit measure: An exploratory structural equation modelling bifactor approach. Current Psychology (New Brunswick, N.J.),
  • Fadlallah, S. O., Anderson, T. N., & Nates, R. J. (2021). Artificial neural Network–Particle swarm optimization (ANN-PSO) approach for behaviour prediction and structural optimization of lightweight sandwich composite heliostats. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (2011), 46(12), 12721-12742.
  • Foo, S. K., Cubbidge, R. P., & Heitmar, R. (2022). Comparative quantification of focal and diffuse visual field loss by the SPARK precision threshold algorithm and SITA. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 260(6), 1983-1993.
  • Fukuyama, H., & Tan, Y. (2021a). Corporate social behaviour: Is it good for efficiency in the chinese banking industry? Annals of Operations Research, 306(1-2), 383-413.
  • Fukuyama, H., & Tan, Y. (2021b). Investigating into the dual role of loan loss reserves in banking production process. Annals of Operations Research, , 1-22.
  • Geng, Z., Tong, Z., Huang, G., Zhong, W., Cui, C., Xu, X., & Jiang, X. (2022). Micro-grooving of brittle materials using textured diamond grinding wheels shaped by an integrated nanosecond laser system. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 119(7-8), 5389-5399.
  • Halsall, J. P., Snowden, M., Clegg, P., Mswaka, W., Alderson, M., Hyams-Ssekasi, D., Oberoi, R., & Winful, E. C. (2022). Social enterprise as a model for change: Mapping a global cross-disciplinary framework. Entrepreneurship Education (Online), 5(4), 425-446.
  • Herath, D. B., & Harrington, S. (2022). Saying yes to mess: Disorganization as an antecedent to dynamic capabilities. Review of Managerial Science, 17(5), 1539-1558.
  • Herbst, J. (2021). Teutonic metal: Effects of place- and mythology-based labels on record production. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, 4(4), 291-313.
  • Herbst, J. (2022). The recording industry as the enemy? A case study of early west german metal music. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, 5(2), 229-254.
  • Huynh, T. L. D., Ahmed, R., Nasir, M. A., Shahbaz, M., & Huynh, N. Q. A. (2021). The nexus between black and digital gold: Evidence from US markets. Annals of Operations Research, , 1-26.
  • Islam, B., Stephenson, J., Young, B., Manca, M., Buckley, D. A., Radford, H., Zis, P., Johnson, M. I., Finn, D. P., & McHugh, P. C. (2022). The identification of blood biomarkers of chronic neuropathic pain by comparative transcriptomics. Neuromolecular Medicine, 24(3), 320-338.
  • Katola, F., & Olajide, O. (2023). Nimbolide targets multiple signalling pathways to reduce neuroinflammation in BV-2 microglia.
  • Khatri, M., Naughton, R. J., Clifford, T., Harper, L. D., & Corr, L. (2021). The effects of collagen peptide supplementation on body composition, collagen synthesis, and recovery from joint injury and exercise: A systematic review. Amino Acids, 53(10), 1493-1506.
  • Khwandah, S. A., Cosmas, J. P., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., & Chochliouros, I. P. (2021). Massive MIMO systems for 5G communications. Wireless Personal Communications, 120(3), 2101-2115.
  • Leeming, D., Lucock, M., Shibazaki, K., Pilkington, N., & Scott, B. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those supported in the community with long-term mental health problems: A qualitative analysis of power, threat, meaning and survival. Community Mental Health Journal, 58(7), 1297-1309.
  • Milner, V. S., Maddock, I. P., Jones, I., & Bunting, G. C. (2021). Do legacy effects of deposited fine sediment influence the ecological response of drifting invertebrates to a fine sediment pulse? Aquatic Sciences, 83(4)
  • Mohd Ali, A., Dhimish, M., Alsmadi, M. M., & Mather, P. (2021). An algorithmic approach to identify the optimum network architecture and WLAN protocol for VoIP application. Wireless Personal Communications, 119(4), 3013-3035.
  • Nguyen, H. T. T., Pham, H. S. T., & Freeman, S. (2022). Dynamic capabilities in tourism businesses: Antecedents and outcomes. Review of Managerial Science, 17(5), 1645-1680.
  • O’Dea, X., Wang, C., & O’Dea, M. (2023). Learning effectiveness of semester and year-long study abroad programmes: Perspectives of international students in a UK and china context. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
  • Oberoi, R., Halsall, J. P., & Snowden, M. (2021). Reinventing social entrepreneurship leadership in the COVID-19 era: Engaging with the new normal. Entrepreneurship Education (Online), 4(2), 117-136.
  • Olajide, O. A., Iwuanyanwu, V. U., Adegbola, O. D., & Al-Hindawi, A. A. (2022). SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein S1 induces neuroinflammation in BV-2 microglia. Molecular Neurobiology, 59(1), 445-458.
  • Olajide, O. A., Iwuanyanwu, V. U., Lepiarz-Raba, I., & Al-Hindawi, A. A. (2021). Induction of exaggerated cytokine production in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells by a recombinant SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein S1 and its inhibition by dexamethasone. Inflammation, 44(5), 1865-1877.
  • Pears, M., Kola-Palmer, S., & De Azevedo, L. B. (2022). The impact of sitting time and physical activity on mental health during COVID-19 lockdown. Sport Sciences for Health, 18(1), 179-191.
  • Qin, Y., Qi, Q., Shi, P., Scott, P. J., & Jiang, X. (2021). Status, issues, and future of computer-aided part orientation for additive manufacturing. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 115(5-6), 1295-1328.
  • Qin, Y., Qi, Q., Shi, P., Scott, P. J., & Jiang, X. (2023). Selection of materials in metal additive manufacturing via three-way decision-making. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 126(3-4), 1293-1302.
  • Rabeea, S. A., Merchant, H. A., Khan, M. U., Kow, C. S., & Hasan, S. S. (2021). Surging trends in prescriptions and costs of antidepressants in england amid COVID-19. Daru, 29(1), 217-221.
  • Retzler, C., Hallam, G., Johnson, S., & Retzler, J. (2023). Person-centred approaches to psychopathology in the ABCD study: Phenotypes and neurocognitive correlates. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology,
  • Salter, E. (2021). A critical reflection on the commission on religious education’s proposed national entitlement to religion and worldviews in england and wales. Journal of Religious Education, 69(3), 311-327.
  • Samson, G. L., & Lu, J. (2021). PKT: Fast color-based spatial model for human skin detection. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 80(21-23), 32807-32839.
  • Tan, Y., Wanke, P., Antunes, J., & Emrouznejad, A. (2021). Unveiling endogeneity between competition and efficiency in chinese banks: A two-stage network DEA and regression analysis. Annals of Operations Research, 306(1-2), 131-171.
  • Trowler, V., Allan, R. L., Bryk, J., & Din, R. R. (2022). Pathways to student engagement: Beyond triggers and mechanisms at the engagement interface. Higher Education, 84(4), 761-777.
  • Xu, Y., Wang, Y., Gao, F., & Jiang, X. (2022). Segmentation phase measuring deflectometry for measuring structured specular surfaces. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 119(3-4), 2271-2283.
  • Young, B., Stephenson, J., Islam, B., Burke, N. N., Jennings, E. M., Finn, D. P., & McHugh, P. C. (2023). The identification of human translational biomarkers of neuropathic pain and cross-species validation using an animal model. Molecular Neurobiology, 60(3), 1179-1194.
  • Youngs, D. E., Yaneva, M. A., & Canter, D. V. (2023). Development of a measure of kindness. Current Psychology (New Brunswick, N.J.), 42(7), 5428-5440.