Advancing discovery

How we are helping the research community to advance discovery

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How we advance discovery

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At Springer Nature our aim is to advance discovery. 

For 175 years we’ve dedicated ourselves to the academic community, creating value across the publishing process.

Develop Knowledge

Develop Knowledge

We help researchers uncover new ideas and findings, and apply them in their thinking and collaborations, to drive new discoveries.

Qualify and Enhance

Qualify and Enhance

We make sure all research we publish is significant, robust and stands up to objective scrutiny.

Produce and Distribute

Produce and Distribute

We ensure the necessary rights and permissions are in place, that the research is presented in the best way – using the most suitable formats and newest technologies – and that it reaches all relevant audiences.

Share and Amplify

Share and Amplify

We make sure our articles, books, databases and solutions can be discovered, accessed, understood, used, re-used and shared, to act as a springboard for new discoveries.

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  • Our commitment to content sharing

    Our commitment to content sharing

    SharedIt is our free content sharing initiative that provides a simple, quick and legitimate way for researchers to share their content with the academic community and beyond.

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    Share your discoveries and receive recognition

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How researchers are advancing discovery


Recreating the sound of silence

While most anechoic chambers are used for acoustic research, UCL's is used in phonetics - the scientific study of the human voice. Researchers make precise recordings of voices, using both microphones and laryngographs. This latter device, developed by one of the academics who used this chamber, measures the opening and closing of the voice box while the subject speaks. Linguists at UCL use the recordings to identify the root causes of speech abnormalities in children.

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