A pioneer in the field of open research

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Committed to open research, we offer researchers, institutions and their funders open access (OA) options for journals, books and sharing research data.

We make academic research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with communities across science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.

Visit our author channel to find out how to submit your research, or find out more about us, and the benefits of open research.

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A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC is committed to innovation and offers an evolving portfolio of some 300 journals.


Open research is at the heart of Nature Research. Our portfolio includes Nature CommunicationsScientific Reports and many more.


SpringerOpen offers researchers from STM, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books.


Palgrave Macmillan is committed to developing sustainable models of open access for the HSS disciplines.

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Our open research initiatives

Find funding for your next OA publication

We offer a free support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for open access funding. Learn more about the 200+ available sources of funding available to you.

Encouraging data sharing

Our new standardised research data policies and services help you understand and meet funder and institutional data mandates.

Breaking down citation paywalls

We want to provide you with access to your citation data. Proudly, Springer Nature is partnering with the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) in a cross-publisher initiative to release citation data, find out how.

Partnerships that drive high impact open science

Explore an interactive timeline of the Nature Partner Journals and collaboration with global academic institutions, centres of excellence, philanthropic funders and membership associations.

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Aiming to give you the best publishing experience at every step of your research career.

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Writing a paper, grant or thesis? Try Nature Research Editing Service.

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