We take a look back at the research highlights from a year that saw us facing a global pandemic, economic upheaval alongside political and social unrest. Whatever your next research project, we hope you find the research that will drive your next discovery here. Review articles, chapters, highly cited journals and new books reflecting the year in Law. Browse research across Springer Nature, or take a look at individual imprints below.

A selection of 2020's highlighted research

Insights from the Editorial Team

Brigitte Reschke, Executive Editor, Springer

Brigitte Reschke

2020 has been a year like no others. We look back and reflect on a year of extraordinary challenges but also many achievements. We have further developed our program supporting the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, esp. SDG 16. Developments all over the world underline the importance of constitutional law and the rule of law. International economic law and investment law will determine the world’s prosperity – important topics featured in our publications. Once more, we benefit from Springer Nature’s international organization whose editors contribute with content from all over the world on these major issues.

In the context of the crisis, we have maintained access to researchers and opened up our content as much as possible through various campaigns including International Day of Peace, September 21st and Human Rights Day, December 10th.

We hope you enjoy browsing our content from 2020. And if you would like to find out more about publishing with us don’t hesitate to get in touch. For Books Brigitte Reschke, brigitte.reschke@springer.com and for Journals Pia Sauerwald, pia.sauerwald@springernature.com