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  • The future of open access books

    Open access book publishing has been growing in recent years. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) lists 2,099 open access books published in 2018, an increase of 38% from 2017. Funders are also starting to engage with open access for books: a small number of European funders now mandate open access for books and provide financial support for open access book publication. COAlition S has also indicated that they support transitioning monographs to open access, and will provide guidance by the end of 2021.

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    18 Jun 2019
  • Maximising the benefits of early sharing

    At Springer Nature making great research available as quickly as possible is a central part of our commitment to the research community. 

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  • A faster path to an open future

    At Springer Nature we want to find the fastest and most effective route to immediate open access (OA) for all primary research.

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  • Congratulations to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck

    It’s a great pleasure for us at Springer Nature to congratulate Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for the award of this year’s Abel Prize.

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  • Businesses must play a role in sustainable development

    Today Springer Nature launches its Responsible Business report for 2018.

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  • Setting targets at Springer Nature to help create a better balance

    The theme of this year’s IWD couldn’t be more relevant to us. Last month, Springer Nature’s management board announced to our 13,000 colleagues that we will set a target to improve gender representation in our leadership group.

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  • Without you, we are nothing: why community engagement is at the core of everything we do

    Sometimes there is great value in stating the obvious; the scholarly publishing industry would not exist without a broad international community of researchers, students, librarians, funders, and commercial partners.

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  • Need to focus on demand as well as supply: making Plan S work for all

    Steven Inchcoombe discusses Springer Nature's submission to the cOAlition of participants to make Plan S work for all.

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  • A postcard from Davos: what role for research at this gathering of global opinion leaders?

    My first impressions of Davos? Dazzling, overwhelming, unexpected, thought-provoking, incredibly busy and much, much more…

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  • How Can We Accelerate Data Sharing?

    What steps can publishers, funders and institutions take to make data sharing worth a researcher’s time and energy, and accelerate progress? 

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  • Connecting curious minds to advance learning and discovery

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    Springer Nature will stay curious, connect ideas, question how things are done, explore new ways to deliver for our communities and then make the changes that matter.

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    20 Feb 2019
  • The quest for more value – challenges of the scientific ecosystem in the absence of coordination: A Long Read

    Research News

    Daniel Ropers shares some of his early observations about the academic publishing industry.

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    Research Publishing
    01 Nov 2018
  • Publication misconduct: changing the conversation

    Suzanne Farley discusses how to increase prevention and detection of research and publication misconduct. 

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The future of open access books

Open access book publishing has been growing in recent years. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) lists 2,099 open access books published in 2018, an increase of 38% from 2017. Funders are also starting to engage with open access for books: a small number of European funders now mandate open access for books and provide financial support for open access book publication. COAlition S has also indicated that they support transitioning monographs to open access, and will provide guidance by the end of 2021.

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Openaccess
18 Jun 2019
Congratulations to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck

It’s a great pleasure for us at Springer Nature to congratulate Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for the award of this year’s Abel Prize.

Springer Nature Group
Businesses must play a role in sustainable development

Today Springer Nature launches its Responsible Business report for 2018.

Springer Nature Group
Setting targets at Springer Nature to help create a better balance

The theme of this year’s IWD couldn’t be more relevant to us. Last month, Springer Nature’s management board announced to our 13,000 colleagues that we will set a target to improve gender representation in our leadership group.

Springer Nature Group
Without you, we are nothing: why community engagement is at the core of everything we do

Sometimes there is great value in stating the obvious; the scholarly publishing industry would not exist without a broad international community of researchers, students, librarians, funders, and commercial partners.

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Research Publishing
Need to focus on demand as well as supply: making Plan S work for all

Steven Inchcoombe discusses Springer Nature's submission to the cOAlition of participants to make Plan S work for all.

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Research Publishing
A postcard from Davos: what role for research at this gathering of global opinion leaders?

My first impressions of Davos? Dazzling, overwhelming, unexpected, thought-provoking, incredibly busy and much, much more…

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Research Publishing
How Can We Accelerate Data Sharing?

What steps can publishers, funders and institutions take to make data sharing worth a researcher’s time and energy, and accelerate progress? 

R
Research Publishing
Connecting curious minds to advance learning and discovery

Science

Springer Nature will stay curious, connect ideas, question how things are done, explore new ways to deliver for our communities and then make the changes that matter.

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Research Publishing
20 Feb 2019
The quest for more value – challenges of the scientific ecosystem in the absence of coordination: A Long Read

Research News

Daniel Ropers shares some of his early observations about the academic publishing industry.

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Research Publishing
01 Nov 2018
Publication misconduct: changing the conversation

Suzanne Farley discusses how to increase prevention and detection of research and publication misconduct. 

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Research Publishing
Lessons learned from open peer review: a publisher’s perspective

Research News

Rachel Burley discusses BMC's history in openness and transparency and what has been learnt.

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23 Dec 2017
Accelerating open access: what is missing from Plan S

Research News

The transition to open access needs to be sustainable for the whole research community.

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23 Dec 2017
Finding the science in social media

Research News

At Springer Nature we believe that social media is a vital tool for everyone involved in the academic research and publishing process. 

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23 Dec 2017
Hybrid journals can advance the move towards full open access

Blogs

Hybrid journals play an important role in the transition to open access.

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Science benefits from diversity – and as publishers we have a role to play

As a progressive publisher, we have a responsibility to support diversity and inclusion.

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What next for Impact Factors?

Why we need to work together to create metrics that better meet the needs of the research community.

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Can research change the world?

Springer Nature believes that great multidisciplinary research needs to be informing global discussions.  

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We need to do more to celebrate and support women in engineering

Women’s achievements in STEM fields need to be harnessed to raise awareness, create role models and foster a more inclusive culture. 

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Future of the book all down to definition

Advancing discovery

The speed of recent change in the publishing industry in the past 10 years poses the question, what will book publishing look like in the future?

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Springer Nature is standing firm behind the experts

Advancing discovery

Like the experts we publish we too need to be better at communicating what we do. 

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Advancing discovery

Our blog brings together views and commentary on the latest innovations, ideas and issues facing the world of academic publishing and the wider research community as a whole.

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Nature: Prioritize the needs of the audience when giving a presentation

Nature: Prioritize the needs of the audience when giving a presentation

Speakers inadvertently prepare presentations for themselves rather than their audiences. A few mental exercises can help presenters to avoid this pitfall. 

BMC Quiz: so you think you know biology?

BMC Quiz: so you think you know biology?

From the molecular to the extra-terrestrial, you may be surprised by some of the research that is happening in the diverse fields involved in biological research. Test your knowledge on the latest (and often bizarre) biological research.

Springer Nature: Springer Nature launches Open data badges pilot

Springer Nature: Springer Nature launches Open data badges pilot

Springer Nature has launched a pilot program in which digital Open data badges are being awarded to articles to incentivize and reward open data sharing practices amongst our authors.

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