Springer Nature DocuSign

Springer Nature is pleased to announce that all Licensing Contracts will be executed electronically using DocuSign. DocuSign is an e-signature platform that allows for the electronic forwarding and signing of contracts

It offers a faster, more convenient way for your institution to sign and send contracts electronically without any added costs. DocuSign also provides enhanced security features to protect sensitive contract data and enables transparency for all steps of the signing process.

Electronic signatures are valid and legally binding around the world, with documents being signed in 188 countries today. The legitimacy of electronic signatures does not depend on the country where the parties are located, but on the applicable law under which the contract is entered into

Benefits of DocuSign

  •  Saves time
    Licensing contracts can be fully executed in a short amount of time and signed anywhere, anytime, from any device.
  • Reduces costs
    Paper contracts do not have to be sent via mail and using DocuSign is free for you and not linked to any additional costs.
  • Provides security
    Springer selected the DocuSign platform because it offers enhanced security to protect, encrypt and secure your information.
  • Enhances transparency
    Current status of contracts can be easily tracked by all parties so missing contracts or data will no longer be an issue.
  • Increases efficiency
    Contracts can be easily processed and stored without requiring additional manual steps, thereby reducing administrative work.


DocuSign FAQ
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DocuSign Legality
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DocuSign Workflow Overview
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DocuSign Security Overview
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