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  • How is Springer Nature helping you carry on with your research in these uncertain times?

    We are facing unprecedented circumstances in our personal and professional lives. Find out how Springer Nature is working to support the needs of the research community at this time.

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    27 Mar 2020
  • How Springer Nature responds to public health emergencies

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    Learn more about Springer Nature's commitment to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks.

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    18 Mar 2020
  • Books as a platform to engage with non-specialist audiences

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    Writing a book allows one researcher to think about core messages and findings that would be useful for decision-makers and others working on climate resilience.

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    10 Mar 2020
  • You have to care about the audience: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

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    Carlos Riofrío shares what he learned from sharing his story at the Springer Nature Storytellers event.

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    25 Feb 2020
  • An audience likes to see the 'human' in scientists: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

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    Liane G. Benning shares the process she went through as part of participating in Springer Nature Storytellers at Berlin Science Week.

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    24 Feb 2020
  • A new diversity commitment for Springer Nature's research publishing

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    Read how Springer Nature is taking an active role in accelearting progress on equality, diversity & inclusion.

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    12 Dec 2019
  • Revitalizing a Declining Journal on the Brink of Closure: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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    Find out how these journal editors were able to restore their journal as a leader in its field.

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    03 Dec 2019

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An interview with Harriet Manning of the Transfer Desk

Transfer Desk

I recently had the chance to sit down with Stella Georgiadou, a Senior Submissions Editor at the Springer Nature Transfer Desk. In her role at the Transfer Desk, she provides expertise in the humanities and social sciences for the Transfer team.

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25 Mar 2020
Open Data Day 2020: data sharing in numbers

Open Research

To celebrate Open Data Day 2020, we have partnered with Digital Science and figshare to create the fourth annual State of Open Data report. 

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06 Mar 2020
Why the book still carries the day in the global south

SN SDG Programme

The editor of two titles in Springer's SDG book series explains why the book's promise of a long-lasting and comprehensive message is critical in the new global development agenda.

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25 Mar 2020
How is Springer Nature helping you carry on with your research in these uncertain times?

We are facing unprecedented circumstances in our personal and professional lives. Find out how Springer Nature is working to support the needs of the research community at this time.

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The Source
27 Mar 2020
Revitalizing a Declining Journal on the Brink of Closure: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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Find out how these journal editors were able to restore their journal as a leader in its field.

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03 Dec 2019
Five Reasons to Validate Your Reviews with ORCID

Learn why you should utilize our service to add your review contributions to your ORCID records.

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19 Sep 2019
A new diversity commitment for Springer Nature's research publishing

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Read how Springer Nature is taking an active role in accelearting progress on equality, diversity & inclusion.

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12 Dec 2019

Latest posts

  • How is Springer Nature helping you carry on with your research in these uncertain times?

    We are facing unprecedented circumstances in our personal and professional lives. Find out how Springer Nature is working to support the needs of the research community at this time.

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    The Source
    27 Mar 2020
  • Why the book still carries the day in the global south

    SN SDG Programme

    The editor of two titles in Springer's SDG book series explains why the book's promise of a long-lasting and comprehensive message is critical in the new global development agenda.

    T
    The Source
    25 Mar 2020
  • An interview with Harriet Manning of the Transfer Desk

    Transfer Desk

    I recently had the chance to sit down with Stella Georgiadou, a Senior Submissions Editor at the Springer Nature Transfer Desk. In her role at the Transfer Desk, she provides expertise in the humanities and social sciences for the Transfer team.

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    25 Mar 2020
  • Why it's critical a book author interacts with stakeholders outside academia

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    One book author shares why he always has a target audience in mind when doing his research and why books are essential for the maturation of thought.

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    24 Mar 2020
  • Making a difference with a 30 day sustainability challenge

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    One researcher shares what motivated him to start a sustainability challenge via his online community.

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    23 Mar 2020
  • Why the threat climate change poses to food is a story of people

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    Professor Reay shares why we should brace ourselves for many more climate change books to come and why he hopes people will come to know their food better.

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    22 Mar 2020
  • How appealing to the human spiritual nature impacts sustainability

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    One author challenges readers to embrace both spirituality and sustainability as tools for a successful existence.

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    21 Mar 2020
  • Why the book will continue to have an impact on the broader public

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    One Springer author shares why she chose to publish her climate  change research in book format and how it has already gathered wide online awareness.

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    18 Mar 2020
  • How Springer Nature responds to public health emergencies

    SN SDG Programme

    Learn more about Springer Nature's commitment to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks.

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    18 Mar 2020
  • Why the wide appeal and trusted nature of books can help provide solutions that can be implemented anywhere in the world

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    Palgrave author Robert Brears discusses some the biggest issues society faces today, and how books are able to address them by reaching a wide variety of critical stakeholders, from other researchers and practitioners, to policymakers and concerned citizens.  

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    17 Mar 2020
  • Why books should be the nexus of inspiration, knowledge, cases and tools

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    Annabeth Aagaard, author of Palgrave title, Sustainable Business Models: Innovation, Implementation and Success, shares her thoughts on the future of books relating to climate change and why she chose to publish her research in a book format.

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    12 Mar 2020
  • Books as a platform to engage with non-specialist audiences

    SN SDG Programme

    Writing a book allows one researcher to think about core messages and findings that would be useful for decision-makers and others working on climate resilience.

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    10 Mar 2020

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