Split APCs across multiple parties

Where the article-processing charge (APC) exceeds € 2,000.00, the APC can be split between up to three parties. This is something we will need to arrange manually. 

To organise this, when your manuscript is accepted, please access the payment pages via the link you are sent, provide billing information for one payee and request an invoice. You will receive an invoice within the next 5 working days. 

(To see how the payment pages after article acceptance look, please check out our APC Payment – Explanation Video, including a dedicated section for split invoice requests.)

Please then contact the Open Research Support Team at ORsupport@springernature.com and send us the invoice along with the billing information for all parties using the table below. We will cancel the original invoice and raise new documents for the portion of the APC. 

 Please note: 

  • All documents will be issued in the same currency as the original invoice, regardless of the payer’s location.
  • If there is an administrative charge for offline payment on the original invoice, the same admin charge will be applied to each new invoice (50 GBP, 55 EUR or 75 USD, depending on the currency of the APC), as mentioned in APC Article Processing Charge Important Notes.
  • Please note that we can only remove taxes if billed to an institution/organisation with a valid VAT/GST/ABN/etc. number or a valid exemption certificate if applicable. 
  • The amounts you would like to be applied to each document should total the APC price. (Taxes and admin fees will be applied separately on each document if applicable.)

After you receive your invoice:

After receiving your invoice, please fill in the table below to provide us with the necessary information for each billing party.

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APC amount

Billing a person or institution/organisation?

Institution/Organisation name (if applicable)

Department (optional)

First name

Family name

House Number/Name




Zip code/Postcode:



VAT/GST/ABN/etc. number (if applicable)

Purchase order number (if required)

Any additional required codes/text

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