Open access book author testimonials

Discover what some of our open access book authors and editors have to say about publishing an open access book with Springer Nature. 

Watch our video interviews

Dr. Juha Uitto (Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility) gives some advice to authors considering open access for their next book

Sheldon Axler (Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University) provide some insight into publishing with Springer

Open access books author panel, discussing open access from the author perspective (Prof. Owen Davies, Dr. Roseli Pellens and Prof. Maureen Mackintosh)

“[Our] readership was much bigger compared to our other traditional books.”

- Dr. Sascha Friesike, Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, SpringerOpen author

“For me it [open access] was an absolute critical component to the ethics of publishing."

- Prof. Helen Louise Ackers, Chair in Global Social Justice, University of Salford, Palgrave Macmillan author

Read our Q&A blogs

  • Q&A with Nancy W. Gleason, Editor of Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Q&A with Nancy W. Gleason, Editor of Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • Sharing indigenous knowledge with the world: Q&A with Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

    Sharing indigenous knowledge with the world: Q&A with Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

  • Why I published an open access book with Prof. Owen Davies and Dr. Roseli Pellens

    Why I published an open access book with Prof. Owen Davies and Dr. Roseli Pellens

  • Interview with author Prof. Dave Reay, Climate-Smart Food

    Interview with author Prof. Dave Reay, Climate-Smart Food

  • Interview with author Dr. Sven Teske, Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

    Interview with author Dr. Sven Teske, Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

  • Five years of open access books at Palgrave Macmillan

    Five years of open access books at Palgrave Macmillan

"I am more and more convinced that this [open access] is the way to publish in the future. We will see books develop as journals."

- Prof. Thomas Elmqvist, Natural Resource Management, Stockholm University, SpringerOpen author

"A wider public was reached. People love to hear that it’s free to read. It reached many more readers – you write something, you want people to read it!"

- Dr. Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Department of Education, University of Bath, SpringerOpen author

"I've been told by colleagues at the university that they have used it in teaching and part of the ease with which it's been incorporated into teaching is because it's open access; it's free. They don't have to impose upon the library budget to buy another book."

- Dr. Jennifer Wallis, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Palgrave Macmillan author

88% of Springer Nature book authors and editors rated their overall experience with the publication process as 'excellent' or 'good'. Find out more responses from our book author satisfaction survey.

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    SpringerOpen publishes open access books and chapters across a wide range of areas within science, technology, medicine (STM), humanities and social sciences (HSS), and business and economics.

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    Palgrave Macmillan publishes open access books and chapters across a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences (HSS), business and economics. 

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    Apress is dedicated to meeting the information needs of developers, IT professionals, and tech communities worldwide. 

"[My] book ... in fact has already seen 84,000+ downloads within a span of just three months. This might not have been the case otherwise"

- Prof. BS Daya Sagar, Indian Statistical Institute, SpringerOpen author

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