Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced open access options for fifteen additional journals. Forty-one journals published by NPG now offer authors an open access option or are wholly open access, including 80% of its 50 academic and society journals. NPG currently publishes 83 journals, of which 49% offer an open access option to authors.
Authors publishing in the journals can choose to make their article open access on payment of an article processing charge, which vary depending on the selectivity of the journal, the amount it publishes, and associated rejection rate. Authors who opt to pay the APC have access to a choice of licenses, including one that allows derivative works; immediate and permanent access for all to the final published version of their paper on nature.com and in PubMed Central; and the rights to self-archive the final published version of their paper for public access immediately on publication.