Early Career Researchers

Resources to guide you through every stage of the publishing process

We recognize the challenges and needs unique to early career researchers (ECRs) and address them with custom resources and support solutions.

We know publishing your research as quickly as possible is a top priority. Increase your chances of acceptance by taking the extra time to find the right fit for your paper or book proposal.

  • Learn more about the services we offer book and journal authors throughout the publication process
  • Read more advice for ECRs on The Source, a blog with insight into publishing in the academic world 
  • Visit Palgrave’s ECR Hub for advice and guidance for first-time authors
  • Download our Journal Submission Plan to help you find a home for your research. 

How Springer Nature helps you: 19 author services for 2019

Journal Submission Plan
Journal Submission Plan
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Stay updated with Nature Careers

Nature Careers shares jobs, events and workplace-related content with the early career researcher in mind. Read article highlights such as:

How to write a first-class paper 

How researchers are ensuring their work has impact 

Why scientists need to market themselves​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Find jobs on Nature Careers

Listen to the Nature Careers Podcast

Publishing 101: Free Quizzes and Tutorials

Review the basics of publishing with our free quizzes and tutorials on must-know topics such as:

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Learn about the benefits of publishing Open Access

Maximize your Impact

Getting published is just the first step in growing your career. We offer tools and platforms to help you advance discovery of your research and attract funders and career opportunities.

  • Have you SharedIt? SharedIt is our free content sharing initiative to help you share your content with your peers and beyond.
  • Springer Nature Storytellers: Listen to real life stories from researchers on the front lines of discovery

Explore our services for authors

Explore our services for authors

We keep research in motion with services at every stage of your career. Learn how we help you do your best work.

Research-based solutions to real-world problems

Research-based solutions to real-world problems

Our Grand Challenges Programme connects academics, business leaders and policy makers to generate solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Share your discoveries and receive recognition

Share your discoveries and receive recognition

ORCID identifiers give researchers a personal, permanent digital code that distinguishes them from every other researcher and links their publication record, ensuring their work is recognised.


Your research data are valuable

Sharing research data is as important as publishing in a journal or book. Find out more.