Open Access Funding Support

Scientific Reports recognise funding can be a barrier to publish, which is why we offer a free open access funding & support service through our parent company Springer Nature. 

Publishing open access offers many advantages to both researchers and the wider scientific community. Research shows that open access research is viewed more frequently and cited more often than its non-open access counterparts. This impact is greatly demonstrated by institutions like the Wellcome Trust who saw an improvement of 89% in open access downloads when compared to access controlled content.

Our open access funding & support service will provide you with a list of organisations who offer funding for the Article Processing Charge (APC) along with any policy guidance they have, as well as a checklist and FAQs to help you meet the funders requirements and OA policies and secure funding.

Visit our open access funding and support page.

If you need any further information on publishing with Scientific Reports, email