Recommendations for the renegotiations of Springer Compact: Interim report 3 of the Evaluation of the Swedish Springer Compact agreement

The Swedish pilot agreement named Springer Compact with the publisher Springer Nature comes to an end this year. The present agreement covers the time period 2016-07-01 – 2018-12-31. Springer Compact was the first Swedish agreement signed with the intent to offset publishing costs with subscription costs.


An independent evaluation group has been studying the effects of the agreement and compiled recommendations to guide the upcoming renegotiations. The group also reviewed Springer Nature’s other existing offset agreements and found interesting differences in the agreements piloted. The review is presented in a transparent table, facilitating an international comparison of Springer Nature’s offsetting agreements.

This is the third interim report in a series of four Evaluation of offset agreements Springer Compact Report 3 [PDF]. You may find blog entries on for the first and the second interim report [both reports are in Swedish].

For any questions, please contact the Coordinator of the Evaluation Group: Lisa Olsson, lisa.olsson [at]

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