Early Career Researchers

Resources to guide you through every stage of the publishing process

We recognize the challenges and needs unique to early career researchers (ECRs) and address them with custom resources and support solutions.

We know publishing your research as quickly as possible is a top priority. Increase your chances of acceptance by taking the extra time to find the right fit for your paper or book proposal.

  • Learn more about the services we offer book and journal authors throughout the publication process
  • Read more advice for ECRs on The Source, a blog with insight into publishing in the academic world 
  • Visit Palgrave’s ECR Hub for advice and guidance for first-time authors
  • Download our Journal Submission Plan to help you find a home for your research. 

Stay updated with Nature Careers

Nature Careers shares jobs, events and workplace-related content with the early career researcher in mind. Read article highlights such as:

How to write a first-class paper 

How researchers are ensuring their work has impact 

Why scientists need to market themselves​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Publishing 101: Free Quizzes and Tutorials

Review the basics of publishing with our free quizzes and tutorials on must-know topics such as:

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Maximize your Impact

Getting published is just the first step in growing your career. We offer tools and platforms to help you advance discovery of your research and attract funders and career opportunities.

  • Have you SharedIt? SharedIt is our free content sharing initiative to help you share your content with your peers and beyond.
  • Springer Nature Storytellers: Listen to real life stories from researchers on the front lines of discovery