Springer Nature Lecture Notes

1 August 2016 -31 July 2019 Print

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Agreement start: 1 August 2016
Agreement end: 31 July 2019

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A subscription through the Chest Agreement provides access back to 1997 during the subscription period and perpetual access to the years subscribed to thereafter (to the years 2017, 2018, and 2019).

Lecture Notes in Computer Science:

The series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), including its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), has established itself as a medium for the publication of new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching - quickly, informally, and at a high level.

Lecture Notes in Physics:

The series Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP), founded in 1969, reports new developments in physics research and teaching - quickly and informally, but with a high quality and the explicit aim to summarize and communicate current knowledge in an accessible way. Books published in this series are conceived as bridging material between advanced graduate textbooks and the forefront of research.

Lecture Notes in Mathematics:

This series reports on new developments in all areas of mathematics and their applications - quickly, informally and at a high level. Mathematical texts analysing new developments in modelling and numerical simulation are welcome.

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Pricing

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science

JISC Band 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 Archive year included
1-3

£16,690

£17,191

£17,707

2017

4-5B

£12,980

£13,369

£13,770

2018

6-10

£9,271

£9,549

£9,835

2019

Lecture Notes in Physics

JISC Band
1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 Archive year included
1-10

£1,572

£1,619  £1,668 

2017-2019

Lecture Notes in Mathematics

JISC Band
1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 Archive year included
1-10

£1,007

£1,037  £1,068 

2017-2019

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