Springer Nature publishing and editorial policies

Our publishing and editorial policies have been developed in consultation with the research communities that we serve, including authors and librarians, and are rooted in our belief that scholarly communication is aided by greater transparency of the processes by which we operate. 

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Publishing policies

These policies ensure that what we publish is as discoverable, accessible, understandable, usable, reusable and shareable as possible.

Editorial policies

These policies underpin our commitment as a leading research publisher to editorial independence and supporting research excellence. 

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Research data policies

Learn more about our set of standardised research data policies that can be easily adopted, and are developing supporting tools and services.

Open access publication policies

Our policies relating to open access journals, books and data.

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