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Choose action this #LGBTSTEMDay

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Re-building an Editorial Board to Better Represent a Journal’s Field: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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Peer Review:getting involved as an early career researcher

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  • You've published your article, now what?

    journal publishing

    Read what our survey of 6,500 journal authors had to say about post-publication promotion.

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    11 Jul 2019
  • Choose action this #LGBTSTEMDay

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    The founder of Pride in STEM shares his wish for this year's International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.

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    05 Jul 2019
  • Celebrating one year of SN Pride

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    The Chair of SN Pride reflects on the network's first anniversary.

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  • You might not know me

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    A Springer Nature employee shares their experience of transitioning after too many years of feeling internally disconnected. 

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    04 Jul 2019
  • Stonewall 50: A personal reflection

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    Springer Nature Executive Vice President of Medicine and Life Science Journals reflects on the reality of employee benefits as an openly gay employee. 

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    04 Jul 2019
  • Beyond the Binary: Being in the + of LGBTQ+

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    Springer Nature employee, Laura de Kreij, explores what it means to be non-binary.

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    03 Jul 2019
  • Coming Out

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    Springer Nature staff member, Andy Monica, shares his coming out story having grown up in a small village in Italy.

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    03 Jul 2019
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2019: Springer Nature staff share their stories

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    03 Jul 2019
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  • Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

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  • Re-building an Editorial Board to Better Represent a Journal’s Field: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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    Find out how this Editor-in-Chief built a more inclusive board representative of the journal's field.

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    26 Jun 2019
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