APCs payment options

Fully OA Journals

For articles accepted for publication in fully open access journals, corresponding authors will receive an email upon editorial acceptance where you need to check if your institution has an agreement with Springer Nature.

This email will include a link to the eligibility check pages where you will be able to enter your affiliation. If your institution has an agreement with Springer Nature, the APC will be either part or fully covered by them. If not, you will then be redirected to the payment page where you will either pay online by credit card payment or request an invoice for offline payment.

Online credit card payments are acknowledged immediately via an online receipt, followed by an email including a paid invoice PDF for reimbursement purposes.

If you wish to pay offline, you must first request an invoice. The invoice will include instructions for offline payment (credit card or bank transfer). Please note that while we can quote a purchase order number on your invoice, we do not accept purchase orders as a payment method and that offline invoice payments may incur an additional administrative charge. Once the invoice has been requested it cannot be reversed.


Invoice PDFs should arrive within 48-72 working hours of your online request. If it does not arrive within this time frame please contact us. Please note that the invoice can only be emailed to the corresponding author.

To pay by credit card using the invoice:
-Please follow the instructions for payment at the bottom and contact the dedicated Credit Card email address, providing the number of the invoice you intend to pay for. Our Credit Card Team will then get in touch to organise the credit card payment with you. Please note that for PCI Compliancy purposes, we cannot accept credit card details by email, phone or fax.


To pay your invoice by bank transfer:

-Use the bank details which are located at the bottom of the invoice. Once payment is made simply email the invoice and your remittance slip to: ARadvice@springernature.com.



Hybrid journals

For articles accepted for publication in most hybrid journals, corresponding authors will receive a payment request email after typesetting of their article.

This email will include a link to the payment pages where you will be able to either pay online by credit card payment or request an invoice for offline payment.

Online credit card payments are acknowledged immediately via an online receipt, followed by an email including a paid invoice PDF for reimbursement purposes.

If you wish to pay offline, you must first request an invoice. The invoice will include instructions for offline payment (credit card or bank transfer). Please note that while we can quote a purchase order number on your invoice, we do not accept purchase orders as a payment method and that offline invoice payments may incur an additional administrative charge. Once the invoice has been requested it cannot be reversed.

Invoice PDFs should arrive within 48-72 working hours of your online request. If it does not arrive within this time frame please contact us.

To pay by credit card using the invoice:
-Please follow the instructions for payment at the bottom and contact the dedicated Credit Card email address, providing the number of the invoice you intend to pay for. Our Credit Card Team will then get in touch to organise the credit card payment with you. Please note that for PCI Compliancy purposes, we cannot accept credit card details by email, phone or fax.

To pay your invoice by bank transfer:

-Use the bank details which are located at the bottom of the invoice. Once payment is made simply email the invoice and your remittance slip to: ARadvice@springernature.com.

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