Celebrating 1000 open access books

In May 2020 we published our 1000th open access book. It's a proud moment for us, especially as open access books help to achieve our mission of advancing discovery through open research.

"Open access increases the visibility, readership, and impact of scholarly books, and we are delighted to be at the forefront in helping more authors benefit from this, given the important role books play in scholarly communication."

- Ros Pyne, Director, Open Access Books and Book Policies at Springer Nature.

Read our blog

Read our blog

Learn more about Springer Nature's journey in reaching the milestone of publishing 1000 open access books and how we are looking to the future.

"Given the benefits we know open access brings to our scholarly books, I’m especially delighted that our 1000th open access book is on a critical topic for our time."

- Ros Pyne, Director Open Access Books and Books Policies at Springer Nature

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Read the interview

The editors of our 1000th open access book discuss how they hope open access will help their research.

"Given the current COVID-19 crisis, this book will be an important reminder for everyone that, unless we take action on climate change, it could mushroom into another global crisis."

Editors: Prof. Wael Al-Delaimy, Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Msgr. Marcel Sánchez Sorondo

Browse the full list

Browse the full list

Browse 1000+ open access books across all disciplines on SpringerLink. Download any free of charge in a variety of formats.

HTML, PDF and EPUB are available through SpringerLink, MOBI through Amazon. 

Citations, downloads and Altmetric mentions can also be viewed for each book.

127 million unique visitors access SpringerLink each year, enabling wide dissemination of the research we publish.

Most downloaded

Read the top 5 downloaded open access books published by Springer, Palgrave Macmillan and Apress. Scroll through the carousel to see each top 5 listed by imprint.

  • 9783662458532
  • 9783662459140
  • 9783319045993
  • 9783030022778
  • 9783662488454
  • 9781137578808
  • 9781137505712
  • 9781137549532
  • 9781137571335
  • 9781349951208
  • 9781484244265
  • 9781430265832
  • 9781430263821
  • 9781430265269
  • 9781430259893

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Join in the celebrations! If you're one of our open access book authors, download your author badge to help promote your book by sharing it on social media, on your own website and in your email signature.

  1. Download the badge
  2. Upload to your place of choice then add a hyperlink to your book's page. 
  3. Begin the hyperlink with http://www.springer.com/ or http://www.palgrave.com/
  4. Now add your book's ISBN (without hypens) after the slash eg https://www.springer.com/9783030311247 
  5. Or you could link directly to this Celebrating Open Access Books page by using http://www.springernature.com/gp/researchers/campaigns/celebrating-1000-open-access-books/

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