Today I was very pleased when I submitted my manuscript to Springer. I received the following notice:
Open Access at no cost to authors due to institutional arrangement
You’ve identified yourself as affiliated to the Eindhoven University of Technology. A special arrangement between Springer-SBM and the Eindhoven University of Technology – Netherlands allows all articles from affiliated authors to be published as Open Access, and any payments for Open Access will be automatically covered by that arrangement.
It is great that the Universities in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with Springer!