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Supporting our communities: free access to a range of essential textbooks

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22 Jul 2020
Perspectives of eBook usage at Trinity College during Covid-19

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to growing concerns around textbook affordability. Read more here

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20 Jul 2020
Free content on history and social science of racism

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Recent events in the US involving police violence against black people have shocked the world and resulted in the “Black Lives Matter” movement that is reaching across all continents.

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13 Jul 2020
White Paper: Managing Institutional Knowledge and Insight

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June 2020 |  Interested in learning more about Knowledge Management and Text and Data Mining? View our latest white paper written by Mary Ellen Bates.

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17 Jun 2020
Nature Reviews Earth & Environment: Synthesising Earth science research

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Nature Reviews Earth & Environment Launched in January 2020, aims to publish growing literature discussing all aspects of Earth and environment science. More than this, the prime objective is to encourage Earth scientists to work with broader communities to better understand the interactions between the natural environment and society.

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16 Jun 2020
Nature Food: Crossing the disciplines of food research

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Nature Food launched in January 2020, publishing research and commentary on all aspects of food production, processing, distribution and consumption that relate to the broader sustainability agenda. The COVID-19 pandemic has, according to Chief Editor Anne Mullen, drawn issues of food supply chain resilience and food security sharply into focus this year, and may well be an impetus for a global food system transformation.

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08 Jun 2020
Nature Cancer: Covering the breadth of cancer research

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Prior to launching Nature Cancer in January 2020, cancer researchers were firmly in the mind of Chief Editor, Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou: “We aimed for Nature Cancer to be a true community journal that serves interdisciplinary researcher cohorts.” In the five months since the inaugural issue, the journal has covered the breadth of cancer research.

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01 Jun 2020
Designing for accessibility with empathy: how we approached the new Springer journal pages

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Building the world to be inclusive by design, whether they be physical spaces or digital, benefits everyone. Access to knowledge should not be limited by who you are, where you are, or the device you are using. As a research publisher, we have a duty to never take the fundamental right to access news and knowledge for granted. In this guest post, James Alegria, Digital Brand Designer at SN, explains how the features of the new Springer journal pages were built with this in mind.

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28 May 2020
An interview with renowned biomedical sciences author Professor Shailendra K. Saxena, editor of the first book to be published on COVID-19

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May 2020 | We spoke to Professor Shailendra K. Saxena about researching, teaching and publishing during the pandemic and how working with Springer Nature has helped disseminate his vital research to a wide audience for maximum impact.

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24 May 2020
Advancing partnerships beyond publication to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

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In 2019, Springer Nature partnered with The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and its sister organisation UKB, to jointly explore and answer the question “Is open research facilitating progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”? In this interview, we talk to Timon Oeflein on our Account Development team, about the background and findings of this partnership, and his role in facilitating it. 

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19 May 2020
Investigating the increasing popularity of eTextbooks: An interview with author Dr. N.S Punekar

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May 2020 | The author of the textbook ENZYMES: Catalysis, Kinetics and Mechanisms talks about the success of this book and how it is being used for teaching and learning.

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17 May 2020

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Diana Petrowicz is an Online Marketing Manager in the Institutional Marketing team, based in the London office. She manages 'The Link' blog, creates web content for the librarian webpage and produces the Library Link newsletter to keep the librarian community updated on trends and news.

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