Topics at the heartof our community

Keeping connected to our global network academic editors, peer reviewers, authors and readers is incredibly important.

Spotlight On… focuses on topics at the heart of our community, providing updates on what we are doing at Springer Nature to support our partners and information about new editorial and publishing activity.

Spotlight On… Research Integrity: Current Challenges and How to Protect Your Journal

How can you be confident that the research articles you are reading and citing are reliable? What can be done to protect the integrity of the publication record?
Tim Kersje – Head of Research Integrity, Resolutions – presents case studies of best practices, and explores the latest trends, tools, and challenges pertaining to issues of research integrity.
 

Spotlight On… Demystifying Transfers

Transfers represent an important aspect for content retention strategy in all journals. This presentation outlines the main benefits - and opportunities for growth - provided by transfers for Springer Nature Editors and their journals. Armed with data and examples, we show that in the majority of cases, a rejection does not mean a manuscript isn't worthy of publication. One journal's rejection can truly be another’s opportunity.

Spotlight On… Springer Nature’s Research Communities: Connecting the Stories Behind the Research

Our 42 Research Communities encompass the natural, applied and humanitarian disciplines, and boast a membership of over 42,000 researchers and science-interested readers. Learn how these platforms will provide our Editors and Authors alike with greater opportunities to connect and collaborate.


Spotlight OnThe Impact of the Changing Research Landscape on Our Journals

In an evermore-crowded journals landscape, gaining recognition continues to be a challenge for all our editors in attracting high-quality submissions from potential authors. Ritu Dhand explores key changes in the research publishing landscape over the last decade, and new editorial strategies for how journals can successfully compete to attract high-quality research papers.

Spotlight OnCelebrating Editorial Impact in 2023 (Session 2)

Our second annual Celebrating Editorial Impact event recognizes achievements in Editorial Board development, journal growth, increasing diversity, the impact of new collections, and more from our Editors-In-Chief and their teams!

Spotlight OnCelebrating Editorial Impact in 2023 (Session 1)

Our second annual Celebrating Editorial Impact event recognizes achievements in Editorial Board development, journal growth, increasing diversity, the impact of new collections, and more from our Editors-In-Chief and their teams!

Spotlight OnHigh Impact Research from China

China has been increasing investment into research and development for the past two decades, and Clarivate’s data now shows that China produces the highest number of citable documents globally (nearly twice as many as the USA). However, what has been less apparent is the quality of those papers. We explore the scientific culture and impact of research from China, and show that the impact is now at least comparable to the USA and Europe across several disciplines.

Spotlight OnObserving Open Access Week

In recognition of International Open Access Week 2023, we explore the transformative power and dynamic landscape of open access publishing. Our presenters showcase the depth and breadth of OA publishing at Springer Nature and how we are at the forefront of driving open research and championing open science.


Spotlight OnDiversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Why It Matters in Publishing

At Springer Nature, we continue to build inclusive publishing practices by working with diverse networks of researchers – editors, authors & reviewers - to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Sowmya Swaminathan - Director, External DEI - sheds light on what can be done to uphold and amplify inclusive practices in journal publishing. the work of editors, and the resources developed at Springer Nature to support these efforts.

Spotlight On… Research Integrity

All stakeholders in the publishing process have a responsibility towards ensuring quality and integrity in scholarship. Chris Graf - Research Integrity Director - discusses Springer Nature’s world-leading research integrity team, as well as resources available to our editorial partners to guide your own comprehensive research integrity plans.

Spotlight On How Your Journal Can Support and Amplify the Sustainable Development Goals

Building on the success of last year's event , learn more about Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Programme and how journals are supporting and amplifying the SDGs. Featuring case studies from Springer Nature journals that have implemented SDG considerations into their editorial practices.

Spotlight On… Open Data & Springer Nature’s New Research Data Policy

Research Data are a key component of our open science strategy. We want the data underlying our publications to be as open as possible to the research community. In order to build our data handling and services, we must ensure our policies are clearly understood, actionable and in line with community expectations. Springer Nature’s new research data policy strives to embed transparency while improving support for authors and editors.
 

Spotlight On… Attracting High Quality Submission Using Collections and Other Strategies

The impact of a collection can be higher than other papers in a journal. In this session, we’ll explore how collections can be leveraged towards greater impact for their journals more broadly, including attracting high quality submissions and increasing their journal’s visibility in the community.

Spotlight On... Engaging Your Readers and Authors

How factual is the assumption that publishing less always results in higher impact for journals? Discover how a high volume of content in specific sub-disciplines can lead to an increase in high quality submissions, and why quantity and quality are complementary strategies for journal development.

Spotlight On... Building a Strong Editorial Board

For our first Spotlight On… event of 2023, we invited Editors-in-Chief to join us for discussions on one of the greatest assets of any journal: its Editorial Board. How can you build a Board that advocates for their communities, helps authors improve their papers, and set up your journal for success?

Spotlight On... Celebrating Editorial Impact (Session 1)

Celebrate your fellow Editors and learn about the editorial initiatives that have made an impact on their journals. From Editorial Board development, to supporting growth and increasing diversity, to the impact of new collections, there’s a lot to celebrate in this special edition of the Spotlight On webinar series.

Spotlight On... Celebrating Editorial Impact (Session 2)

Celebrate your fellow Editors and learn about the editorial initiatives that have made an impact on their journals. From Editorial Board development, to supporting growth and increasing diversity, to the impact of new collections, there’s a lot to celebrate in this special edition of the Spotlight On webinar series.

Spotlight On... Enhancing Journal Impact & Reputation

In the fourth episode of Spotlight On, Ritu Dhand, Chief Scientific Officer, discusses the tools and concepts which may help you to enhance your journal impact and reputation. We look at how the journal structure can influence the submissions a journal attracts, giving editors tools to grow the journals in key sub-disciplines. In addition, we discuss how author service and reproducibility can enhance reputation and drive editorial excellence.

Spotlight On... The Sustainable Development Goals

For the latest episode of Spotlight On join Nicola Jones, Director of Springer Nature’s SDG publishing programme and hear about the impact research connected to the SDGs is having, and how Springer Nature is helping to translate research into policy, innovation and community action.

Spotlight On... Content that may be harmful to human population groups

In the second episode of Spotlight On, Stavroula Kousta, Chief Editor of Nature Human Behaviour, discusses new editorial guidance on content that may be harmful to human population groups.

Spotlight On... Dr. Ritu Dhand

Dr Ritu Dhand, Springer Nature’s Chief Scientific Officer, talks about talks about her life as a researcher, how she got into scientific publishing, what scientific discoveries makes her go ‘wow’, and provides an update on some of the exciting things that are going on at Springer Nature at the moment.