Women in Science

Read & share the stories from our authors and editors covering Physical Sciences, Engineering and more

Women have come a long way in enriching the scientific community - yet there's still more to be achieved. Through our Women in Science showcase, we are recognizing female researchers, who through the scope of their work have contributed towards the development in STEM research.

We've added more inspiring insights from our own authors, and in-house editors - enjoy reading our diverse collection of personal stories and browse the featured content across Physical Sciences and Engineering. 

All articles are free until December 2019, so read and share the research with your communities now. Open access articles are freely available online on a permanent basis.

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Featuring Nature's first female Editor in Chief

We all know that women continue to be underrepresented in STEM but a key change is that we are now loud and clear that the current lack of diversity needs to change.

Magdalena Skipper

What is your message to young researchers?

At this year's European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, Austria, we invited two Editorial Board Members from Springer journal Pure and Applied Geophysics to share their message to aspiring young scientists.

WATCH: Carla F. Braitenberg, Editor-in-Chief, and editor Jadranka Šepić share their advise to early career researchers.

Watch and share on @Springer_Geo.

Carla F. Braitenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Pure and Applied Geophysics

Jadranka Šepić, Editor of Pure and Applied Geophysics, recently awarded the prestigious 2019 EGU Natural Hazards (NH) Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

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Conversations with our Authors & Editors

Read the collection of inspiring personal stories from the Women in Science authors and editors, and share their journeys with your academic communities.


Research on Women and Development

Explore a selection of highlighted work on topics impacting women. 


Influential work by our female researchers

Take a closer look at the selection of impactful STEM research by our female researchers.

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SN Applied Sciences

SN Applied Sciences

SN Applied Sciences is a broad-based interdisciplinary journal for the disciplines of Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science and Physics. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal which fosters sound scientific discovery to solve practical problems. The journal encourages articles which present a good understanding of scientific knowledge, theories, methods and techniques as well as interdisciplinary linkages.  Now open for submissions!

Women, Philosophy and Religion

Women, Philosophy and Religion

The campaign shines a spotlight on female philosophers and theologists. Explore a collection of their blogs, books, freely accessible book chapters, journal articles and much more!

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Grand Challenges Programme

To help develop solutions to the world's pressing global problems, Springer Nature launched the Grand Challenges Program to highlight some of the best work we publish on key topics, Climate Change, Digitally Transformed World and Food-Energy-Water Nexus.


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